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Risks in playing soccer with ruptured eardrum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   hi
User :   i have a ruptured eardrum
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   and i have a soccer match tomorrow
Doctor :   ok
User :   what are the risks in playing?
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will guide yu inthis
User :   the rupture is not too big
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   18
Doctor :   when did the rupture happen
User :   last saturday
Doctor :   do yu have any ear infection
User :   i was playing soccer and got elbowed in the head, in my right ear
User :   no, i don't have an infection
User :   i went to a doctor, and i'm on antibiotics to help prevent any infection from occuring
Doctor :   was there any discharge
User :   no
Doctor :   or bleeding
Doctor :   from the ear
User :   no discharge and no bleeding
Doctor :   did yu take any treatment for that
User :   the doctor put a piece of paper in my ear for now
Doctor :   since its a 1 week old
User :   and gave me the antibiotics
Doctor :   the healing will not be complete
Doctor :   its would be fresh
Doctor :   any injury againcan worsen
User :   the doctor said i shouldn't play because i would sweat.
User :   and that i could get hit again
Doctor :   yes yu are correct

Doctor :   the tear can worsen and bleeding can worsen\
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