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Suggest treatment for perforated eardrum

i have ear problem. i consulted to doctor.They said operation because i have perforation in ear drum. i have question regarding operation. Is eardrum surgery will prove benificial to me or it will worsen the condition as i heard that ear surgery is not safe many times it fail. what to do need your advice regarding this.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have perforated eardrum, well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like altitude changes , infection, pricking by sharp object, allergy or tumor. But in your case it seems to me that the perforated eardrum from ear is due to infection. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to consult ENT specialist for proper examination . Doctor may examine with otoscope or may order blood test CT scan and MRI to confirm the diagnosis or rule out condition like tumor . Doctor may prescribe antibiotics course ( gentamicin) at least for 10 days along with decongestant and anti inflammatory. Doctor may also recommend patching of eardrum , tympanoplasty or radiation therapy for tumor .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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