Ear Perforation

Ear perforation is a ruptured eardrum, which occurs when a hole is created in the tissue that separates the ear canal from the middle ear. It causes hearing loss and makes the middle ear prone to infections. In some cases, it gets healed by itself, and in others, it has to be repaired surgically.

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Please suggest Clotrimazole drops for ear.

Query: Hello doctor,Can I get Clotrimazole ear drops without alcohol? My doctor prescribed me Canesten ear drops since he suspects a fungal infection, but the drops hurt like hell since they contain alcohol. Do you think there is another brand that can be used with perforated ear drum?  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you Candid ear drops (Clotrimazole), which has Lignocaine combination and that reduces the pain. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take medicine with consent. For further information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> h...  Read Full »

How can I manage my ear perforation due to a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my ear perforated due to falling into the water quickly. The doctor decided to treat a potential infection and prescribed Tarivid otic drops, tablet Augmentin 1 mg, and tablet Xyzal 5 mg so I do not have an allergy, so I will not take the antihistamine, and I want to avoid oral ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can use Ofloxacin (Fluoroquinolone) drops only as a beginning. You can use it in the dose of 2 drops four times daily. Keep your perforated ear dry all the time, away from water. From when do you have this perforation? Thank you.  Read Full »

Why does my grandson have bleeding in the ear canal with earache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am traveling with my 16 year old grandson. He had an ear ache when he woke up this morning and we saw a doctor here. He prescribed Amoxicillin 500 mg thrice a day. Later, his ear felt better, but it started draining. Now, there is a small amount of bright red blood in the ear canal. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He seems to be suffering from acute otitis media. Yes, you would need to see your doctor again as he would check for signs of a perforation. If no perforation is found, your doctor would add up an antibiotic and antifungal ear drops too. Make sure he does not manipul...  Read Full »

How to treat the hole in my eardrum without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days ago, I noticed some discharge in my ears. I consulted a doctor, and I was diagnosed to have a small hole in my eardrum. He gave me Durataz injection (Piperacillin and Tazobactam). Now there is no discharge. How to treat the hole in my eardrum without surgery? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The tympanic membrane (eardrum) perforations may close spontaneously under certain specif...  Read Full »

Does a perforated eardrum need surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23-years-old male, with a height of 5'7", and my weight is 50 kg. I have an infection in my right ear. A discharge keeps on coming out. It first happen during childhood. It used to happened during the winter alone and lasts for two to three weeks. I use earphones a lot. But it ...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. Eardrum perforation causing intermittent ear discharge is a frustrating problem and has to be treated systematically. Most importantly, it is necessary to treat the triggering factors to the ear disch...  Read Full »

I suffer from unbearable ear pain after using an ear scoop. How to reduce pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old. Last night I used an ear scoop and scratched the inside of my ear too hard. I saw a little blood. It was a little sore, but now 24 hours later there is an unbearable pain in that ear. I could not sleep. I cannot access to the hospital until late tomorrow. Can I do anyth...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do not put anything inside the ear including ear drops and water should not go in while bathing.Next, do you have Paracetamol at home? It is otherwise known as Acetaminophen and Tylenol. You may take that according to your weight.Say your weight is 50 kg then you may take a...  Read Full »

How to stop my ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female, suffering from ear pain. The doctor confirmed that it is due to some virus and there is a small hole in my ear. Some tablets and Otobiotic drops were given. Still, it did not cure my pain. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome in icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are probably suffering from CSOM (chronic suppurative otitis media) with otitis externa. My advice is to consult your ENT doctor for thorough examination of the ear and necessary investigations to know the real pathology for planing fina...  Read Full »

How to treat a hole in the tympanic membrane?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female who is 55 kg by weight and 5.6 inches by height. My brother slapped me, and it damaged my ear tympanic membrane. Can you please tell me what medicine I have to take to heal my eardrum or tympanic membrane?  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Due to trauma, there is a high probability that you would have accidentally injured the eardrum. This is a widespread thing to happen, and you do not have to worry much. The defect in the eardrum interferes with optimum sound transmission to the middle and inner ear...  Read Full »

How to stop ringing sound due to a tear in the ear from inserting an earbud?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a thin hole in the membrane of the left ear. It happened due to putting an earbud in my ears. It has got torn now and I am getting a ringing sound in my ear. What to do to stop hearing this sound in my ear?   Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have injured the eardrum while cleaning. This is a very common thing to happen and do not be worried. The defect in the eardrum interferes with the optimum sound transmission from the middle and inner ear and so you start to have some symptoms such as cont...  Read Full »

How to treat my respiratory tract infection presenting with an ear infection and perforated eardrum?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed with ear infection and a perforated eardrum. Initially, I was diagnosed with a viral respiratory infection and followed by ear infection in a two days. I have been taking antibiotics for three days now. I have a lot of fluid continuing to seep from my ear. How lon...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears with your history that you are suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection that has complicated into an ear infection. Usually, once the antibiotic course starts, the problem should resolve within three to four days and completely by five to sev...  Read Full »

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