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Mam am 25 year old, mere ear ka parda m hole ho gya hai hole size big mam abhi 1 month hoa hai doctor say wait 6 month. Mam operation ka bina kitne percent chance hai recover hone ka.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Mam am 25 year old, mere ear ka parda m hole ho gya hai hole size big mam abhi 1 month hoa hai doctor say wait 6 mont...
Many times we do not take ear problems seriously or we do not know that there is a problem in the ear. In the case of minor ear problems, reflexes are more important than necessary, in case of serious injury or rupture of the ear. Let's have a detailed discussion to ensure proper treatment.
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Ear Drum Perforations - How To Treat Them?

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB - ENT
ENT Specialist, Nashik
Ear Drum Perforations - How To Treat Them?

Eardrum is a thin curtain-like tissue that separates the inner ear from the middle and outer ear. If this eardrum is somehow punctured, then that condition is referred to as an eardrum perforation. The eardrum can get perforated for a variety of reasons, but here are the major causes for the same.

Causes Of Ear Drum Perforations

  1. Infection- An ear infection can alleviate an eardrum perforation. Usually, the infected area may undergo inflammation to such a degree that it may puncture the eardrum. Normally, in case of eardrum perforations due to infections, the pus from the infection drops out of the ear.
  2. Foreign object- Inserting a foreign object inside the ear in a bid to scratch or clear the area can damage the eardrum. Avoid using Q-tips and other foreign items to scratch the ear.
  3. Barotrauma- This is a condition when the air pressure on the outer ear is not the same as the pressure inside the inner ear. Usually, barotrauma is caused when a plane changes altitude or in case of scuba divers when they make the dive deep down.
  4. Injury- Injury resulting from head trauma or a slap across the ear can sometimes cause the eardrum to rupture as well.

Symptoms of Ear Drum Perforation
Everyone does not experience the typical symptoms that are associated with a perforated eardrum. Most people do not notice it at once but may visit the doctor after several days of discomfort. People who have a perforated eardrum may also notice air coming out of their ears when they blow their nose. This happens as the forceful blow of air causes the air to rise inside the ear cavity and come out through the opening in the eardrum. Apart from these symptoms, pain in the ear, pus discharge, hearing loss and dizziness may also be caused due to the condition.

Treatment for Ear Drum Perforation
Eardrum perforation does not require a specific kind of treatment to heal. This is because the condition gets repaired by itself within a couple of months. Doctors may, at the most, prescribe antibiotics to ensure that the ear does not get infected prior to complete healing. If the condition is extremely painful, doctors may also prescribe certain over-the-counter pain medications to you. In some rare cases, surgery may be needed in order to completely mend the perforated eardrum.

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Eardrum Rupture - Did You Know These Things About it?

DNB (ENT), MBBS, MNAMS - Otorhinolaryngology
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Eardrum Rupture - Did You Know These Things About it?

Tympanic Membrane, commonly known as eardrum, divides external parts of the ear (consisting of Pinna or Auricle and External Auditory Cavity) and the middle ear (Tympanic cavity). The function of the Tympanic Membrane is to transmit the sound of air via ossicles of the middle ear to the oval window in the cochlea. It converts and amplifies vibration in air to the vibration in fluid.

An eardrum rupture is a small hole or tear in the thin tissue which divides the external ear canal and middle ear. A person with a ruptured eardrum may feel a clap of thunder or earache. This may also lead to hearing loss. An eardrum rupture is also known as a perforated eardrum or punctured eardrum.

Causes of Rupture Eardrum:

There are many causes of ruptured eardrums, and some of the most common causes are listed below:

Ear Infection:

Infections are one of the most common causes of ruptured eardrums. During an ear infection, the fluid accumulates in the ear, which builds pressure causing a tear of Tympanic Membrane.

Change in Pressure:

Activities that cause pressure changes in the ear may lead to a rupture in the eardrum. It is called  Barotrauma. This mainly happens when the pressure of the external ear is drastically different from the inner ear.

Activities which may cause Barotrauma are:

  1. Flying in an aeroplane

  2. Scuba diving

  3. Shock waves

  4. Driving at high altitudes

  5. Forceful and direct impact to the ear

Ear Injury:

Ear injuries may also perforate the eardrums. Any ear injury or head injury on the side of the ear may break the Tympanic Membrane and lead to ruptured eardrums. Injuries that may harm eardrums are:

  1. Getting hit in the ear

  2. Injuries in which a person falls on his/her ears

  3. Ear injuries during sports

  4. Car accidents

Acoustic Trauma:

Damage to the ear due to noise or loud sounds can also rupture the eardrum. However,  the evidence of this is yet to be found.

Other causes include skull fractures, foreign objects, and severe head trauma.

Symptoms of Rupture Eardrum:

  1. Earache

  2. Pus or blood released from the ear

  3. Tinnitus

  4. Vertigo

  5. Nausea

  6. Hearing loss

  7. Vomiting or dizziness

Diagnosis for Eardrum Rupture:

Diagnosis entails:

  1. Otoscope Exam: In this type of examination, doctors use specialised instruments with light to see the ear canal.

  2. Audiology Exam: In this type of examination, doctors test the hearing range and capacity of the person.

  3. Tympanometry: In this type of test, doctors insert a tympanometer into the eardrum to check the ear responses on pressure change.

Treatment of  Rupture Eardrum:

There are many treatment options available for rupture eardrum. Doctors advise these treatments depending upon the severity and condition to provide relief from pain, eliminate infection, and prevent hearing loss in future. Some of the treatments are listed below:

Antibiotics:

If the condition is not critical, doctors usually prescribe medicines to the patient. These medicines help to clear up the infection and protect a person from developing a perforated eardrum. Doctors may also prescribe some ear drops along with medication.

Patching:

In this type of treatment, doctors place a medicated patch on the eardrum. This patch encourages tears to heal and grow back together.

Surgery:

Ruptured eardrum can be easily cured with these two methods of treatment. However, in rare cases, doctors recommend surgery to patch the tear. This type of surgery is known as Tympanoplasty. In this method, the surgeon takes a part of tissue and grafts it over the tear of the eardrum.

Conclusion:

Above are some of the common methods of treating ruptured eardrums. However, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before reaching any conclusion. Also, taking some preventive measures like keeping ears dry, clean, infection free, etc. can help a person protect his/her ears from being punctured or ruptured. Do not insert anything inside the ear canal in an attempt to clean ear wax.

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I had been slapped on 14 october 2018. It was eardrum rapture. I had taken all treatment. It was healing at that time also. But now, sometimes I feel like airflow ,buzzing, like blockage ear. What will be the reason? What should I do? Another ear is normal.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I had been slapped on 14 october 2018. It was eardrum rapture. I had taken all treatment. It was healing at that time...
Most often, it is caused by damage to or the loss of sensory hair cells in the cochlea, or the inner ear. Tinnitus can present in many different ways, including sounds related to the ocean, ringing, buzzing, clicking, hissing or whooshing. The sound can be in one or both ears, constant or occasional, loud or soft.But we have to look into the details of the problem. Let's have a detailed discussion to Ensure proper treatment.
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I have tympanoplasty of left ear week ago after removal of dressing there is bubble like crunching sound while I swallow something and there is lots of itching too, Is everything ok or not?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have tympanoplasty of left ear week ago after removal of dressing there is bubble like crunching sound while I swal...
hearing the sounds you described after the tympanoplasty surgery is common and not needed for a concern
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Kan ke parde me surakh hai, kya operation ke baad mujey sahi tarah se sunnai dega yaa fir bahut logo hai jo operation ke baad bhi sahi sunnai nahi deta. so please reply me.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Kan ke parde me surakh hai, kya operation ke baad mujey sahi tarah se sunnai dega yaa fir bahut logo hai jo operation...
An eardrum rupture is a small hole or tear in your eardrum, or tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is a thin tissue that divides your middle ear and outer ear canal. This membrane vibrates when sound waves enter your ear. The vibration continues through the bones of the middle ear. A number of things can cause the eardrum to rupture; one of the most common causes is an ear infection. When the middle ear is infected, pressure builds up and pushes against the eardrum. When the pressure gets too great, it can cause the eardrum to perforate. When that happens, you may suddenly notice that the pain and pressure you've felt from the infection suddenly stops and pus drains from the ear. You may need an immediate medical assistance if it is in severe condition. You can connect with me over a call or video conferencing as per your convenience.
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Kaan ka parda fatne ke bad again jud sakta hai doctor ne kan ka parda katam kaha hai.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Kaan ka parda fatne ke bad again jud sakta hai
doctor ne kan ka parda katam kaha hai.
Ear pain is usually caused by an infection of the ear area, including outer ear infections, mastoiditis, or middle ear infections. An ear infection (sometimes called acute otitis media) is an infection of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Because ear infections often clear up on their own, treatment may begin with managing pain and monitoring the problem. Sometimes, antibiotics are used to clear the infection. Some people are prone to having multiple ear infections. This can cause hearing problems and other serious complications. you may need to discuss your problem in detail to get early and effective treatment.
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HI, I had an infection in my ear because of which there is a hole in my ear drum. So what is the home remedies treatment for that?

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
HI, I had an infection in my ear because of which there is a hole in my ear drum. So what is the home remedies treatm...
Use ibuprofen donot blow nose more as it creastes pressure in ears 1.keep ear dry 2. Refrain cleaning ear 3.avoid blowing of nose.
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I am having a small hole in my right ear due to this my hearing level is gradually decreasing I am worried about this situation kindly help me.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am having a small hole in my right ear due to this my hearing level is gradually decreasing I am worried about this...
Ear infections are a common cause of eardrum rupture, especially in children. During an ear infection, fluids accumulate behind the eardrum. The pressure from the fluid buildup can cause the tympanic membrane to break or rupture. Pain is the main symptom of eardrum rupture. For some, the pain may be severe. It can remain steady throughout the day, or it can increase or decrease in intensity. You may have some temporary hearing loss or a reduction in hearing in the affected ear hence you should seek an immediate consultation for effective treatment.
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I have problem in ear, I think there is hole in eardrum so please recommend possible remedy without operated it.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I have problem in ear, I think there is hole in eardrum so please recommend possible remedy without operated it.
Ear infections are a common cause of eardrum rupture, especially in children. During an ear infection, fluids accumulate behind the eardrum. The pressure from the fluid buildup can cause the tympanic membrane to break or rupture. Pain is the main symptom of eardrum rupture. For some, the pain may be severe. It can remain steady throughout the day, or it can increase or decrease in intensity. You may have some temporary hearing loss or a reduction in hearing in the affected ear hence you should seek an immediate consultation for effective treatment.
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