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Perforated eardrum, yellow drainage. How long do ears drain?

Hi there, I perforated my eardrum diving last week. I have had no infection and am on prophylactic antibiotics ( amoxicillin ). According to the doctor it was a very small tear (located in the area between the mallus, stapes and incus.) I have had lots of watery yellow (serous, probably 5-10 ccs per day) drainage. I have not attempted to equalize since the initial injury for fear of damaging the eardrum further. My question is: how long do ears typically drain for after a perforation, and will the drainage impede healing?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
YES DISCHARGE CAUSE DLAY IN HEALING

YOU START WITH TAB METROGYL 200 MGM TWICE A DAY
TAKE TAB ALLEGRA 120 MGM DAILY
PUT NEOSPORIN H EAR DROPS TWICE A DAY
APLLY CLINDAMYCIN GEL ALON THE WALLS OF EARS
KEEP EARS DRY
PUT COTTON AT ANY TIME
STOP MEDICINES AFTER THE EAR BECOME DRY
CONTINUE LOCAL OINTMENT APPLICATION AND DROPS
AFTER 10 - 12 WEEK TIME PERFORATION WILL COVER I IT IS SMALL
Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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ENT Specialist Dr. Ravinder Sharma's  Response
Dear Kris
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma. ENT surgeon
It appears you have a infection of ear and perforation in ear drum after diving. The presenc eof discharge suggests you will need antibiotics and close follow up by ENT surgeon. If ill treated or neglected you may need a surgery for repair of drum. Avoid diving and swimming atleast for next new months. Feel free to contact me for more information on this
with regards
Ravinder Sharma
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