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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Why do I have some discomfort after using a Q-tip?
Query: Hi doctor, When I was using Q-tips to clean my ears, I slipped and I may have gone a little too deep with one. I felt a little discomfort in my ear. That was three days ago and I still feel a little weird in that area. Could I have ruptured or punctured my eardrum? Is it important to go to an ear... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.As reported there are high chances that you might have ruptured your tympanic membrane.Did your ear bleed after using Q-tip? If yes, then there are high chances of perforation in your ear. Please consult an ENT doctor as soon as possible.For further information consult an ... 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 icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
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 seven... Read Full »
What are the advantages and disadvantages of eardrum surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, 11 years old, has her eardrum damaged. I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of ear drum surgery. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern and here I would like to say that if your daughter is having an acute perforation of eardrum then that may heal by consecutive medical treatment. On the other hand, if it is a chronic perforation then surgery is the only treatment. Usually surgical... Read Full »
I have loss of balance after my ears were pulled. Please suggest medicines.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 now. My school teacher pulled both my ears in my childhood and afterwards, I suffered a loss of balance sometimes. I have pain in both my ears and also blurring in both my eyes and fatigue. I think I have mild vertigo. Please suggest the best medicines to cure this mild vertigo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Giddiness following pulling of the ear is uncommon. Are you sure you have giddiness from childhood after your teacher pulled your ears? You may probably be suffering from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). We need to get a Dix-Hallpike test done to confirm... 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 »
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 »
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. Bhadragiri 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 discharge. If ... Read Full »
How can the ringing in my ears be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had ringing in my ears for two or three months. My doctor said it was an ear infection in both ears. I had two courses of Augmentin, but it did not improve. I had to change my doctor for some reason. The new doctor gave me Soframycin ear drops but when I went back to her for fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from tinnitus which is nothing but a ringing sensation in the ears. There are various causes for tinnitus and the most common among them are a sensorineural hearing loss, Eustachian tube dysfunction, otosclerosis, ossicular discontinuity wher... Read Full »
My eardrum got perforated due to earbud trauma. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, My eardrum got perforated due to earbud trauma. According to the ENT, no treatment is requred except precaution (water should not go inside) to avoid infection. Some kind of low noise 'hush' comes in my ear with a little hearing issue (20 % lesser than my other ear). What to do and how... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, he is right. Since it is a perforation by a clean mode, that is by earbuds, even antibiotics drops are not required at this moment. Just care to be taken to avoid infection, which most commonly occurs by water entering into the ear. Tympanic membrane injuries h... Read Full »
When I try to unclog my ear, there is an air passing sound. Please suggest medicine.
Query: Hello doctor, I got a slap on my ear and then I also got a bump in my head. After that, when I try to unclog my ear, it gives me an air passing sound and there is a hearing loss also. Please suggest a medicine. Read Full »
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