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What does it mean when the eardrum is black in color ?

My daughter was seen by her Pediatric Dr yesterday for a checkup and while examining her she found out she has a ear infection and she said her eardrum had turned black. Does this mean her eardrum has burst?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Feb 2011
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hi katrena,
i dont think there is any sero=ious problem with your child. its unlikely that your child's ear drum would have turned black, it most probably would be that there is some dirt inside the ear called as wax which appears to be like a blsck thing. it just needs few drops & cleaning of the ear to clear it off.
Answered: Thu, 24 Feb 2011
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