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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Holes in my left eardrum with a fungal infection

i am 19 yr old.i had 2 holes in my left eardrum . 1 of it has healed, but 1 has increased in size. 1) what are the changes of healing or i may require surgery . 2) can i eat any cold thing like ice cream or not. i also had fungal infection but i had antibiotics and it as settled down now.i have also consulted a ent doctor.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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The holes in ear drum are probably due to infection of the ear called otitis media .If can be a fungal infection or also happens after viral fever cold and cough.Normally the perforation heals on treatment but in some cases Tympanoplasty may be required for which the better advice will be from the ENT you are getting treatment from.As for having cold things if you are allergic to them please don't have them and if you had perforation due to fungal infection and not allergic to cold then you may have it but keeping in mind the ongoing treatment it will be better if you keep away from cold drinks and ice-cream.
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