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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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I am experiencing hearing loss due to water leakage from the ear. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor.I am experiencing water pouring out of my ear. I am hearing fewer things. This has been going on for the last two days. I went to the doctor a long time ago, and they gave me some drops that lasted at least a couple of years. It was an antibiotic drop and a spray to wash it away that I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It might be a perforation in the drum. To assist you, I require certain responses. Are your ear secretions watery or dense? Do the secretions have a foul odor? You might begin by using Ciprocin (fluconazole) ear drops. Please close your lips and nose before attempting ...  Read Full »

Does my son have risk of hearing loss from eardrum hole?

Query: Hello doctor,I took my 3-year-old child to the doctor as he had an ear infection and a small hole in the eardrum. They prescribed ear drops. I did not use the dropper properly, and a lot of medicine went into his ear. I got a lot out by turning him and using a tissue. I have read that this antibioti...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not worry because I know you are apprehensive about your child's hearing. The drugs which cause hearing loss are called ototoxic drugs. Many of them affect the hair cells of your inner ear. Sofradex contains Framycetin, which is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. ...  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 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 specific conditions. ...  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 110.23 lb. 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 di...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 discharge. If the t...  Read Full »

Is it possible that my middle ear bones get dislocated after some days of ear injury?

Query: Hi doctor,I fell down and hit my right ear three months ago. The doctor said that I did not rupture my eardrum. Recently, I went for an audiometric test just to be sure, and the hearing test result was good for all frequencies. So does that mean that my ear is fine? Will I have a delayed onset of he...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about regarding the hearing or the after-effects of the fall. If the doctor who has examined you confirmed that there had been no rupture in the eardrum, there is a very little or rare possibili...  Read Full »

Can otomycosis spread to the middle ear through perforated eardrum?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I have otomycosis in my right ear and it perforated my eardrum before 10 days. Currently, I have symptoms of conductive hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear pain. It seems to be improving and it is sporadic now. I do not have any drainage from my middle ear with strange popping nois...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the concern, you do not need to take oral antifungals as it is improving. You can use Candibiotic ear drops (Lidocaine, Beclomethasone, Clotrimazole and Chloramphenicol) as they will be more effective in treating otomycosis and congestion of the tympanic membrane. ...  Read Full »

How long does a ruptured eardrum take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two weeks, I have a weird sensation in my left ear. Initially, it was hearing less but now it got started to happen more frequently for the past two days and I have fluttering sounds. I went to the urgent care and I was diagnosed with a ruptured eardrum. Now, I am using drop...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having left ear tympanic perforation and so you will feel the discomfort. Most of the tympanic perforation will get healed spontaneously. It is good to avoid putting anything in the ears because it can lead to an ear infection. As you do not have a decrease in hea...  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. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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, a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my unpleasant feeling with earplug while swimming?

Query: Hi doctor, Could I have a little bit of advice about my ears? I have been swimming casually for years, head-above-water (attempting to keep ears dry but some water inevitably splashes in with no issues). I recently managed to get some earplugs to work though so I could start to swim underwater, but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attachments (attachments removed to protect patient identity). As far as your left ear is concerned, I do see a lot of chalky deposits over the eardrum what we call as myringosclerosis. This would have happened as part of healing post-surgery. As you have ...  Read Full »

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