Q. When I try to unclog my ear, there is an air passing sound. Please suggest medicine.

Answered by
Dr. Subhadeep Karanjai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 20, 2018 and last reviewed on: Nov 17, 2022

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.



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The Probable causes:

The symptoms you are telling about may suggest a possible traumatic perforation of your eardrum. That needs to be ruled out at the earliest by an ENT specialist.

Investigations to be done:

Pure tone audiometry.

Differential diagnosis:

1. Eardrum rupture.

2. Eardrum trauma without perforation.

Treatment plan:

Traumatic perforations heal by themselves in the majority of cases. The ear needs to be kept dry. Occasionally, antibiotics and antihistaminics are required.

Preventive measures:

Avoid water getting inside the ear.

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