Eardrum

What is Eardrum?

Ear drum is a thin membrane that separates external ear from middle ear.

Questions and answers on "Eardrum"

i was out last friday in a very cold wind at the seaside i noticed yesterday when my daughter rang me everything seemed to echo and i have that echo now when i speak and fullness in my ear no paim

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Brief Answer:
inflammation in ear

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
There are several things that could be going on. It could be an infection. Sometimes adults do not always have pain with ear infections. Also it could be fluid behind the eardrum. The only way to really...

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what is the cause of vistabula vertigo

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Brief Answer:
Pathophysiology explained

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Our ear has three parts, the external ear (upto the eardrum), middle ear (beyond the eardrum) and inner ear (containing the vestibulocochlear apparatus). The vestibulocochlear apparatus comprises of...

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Had a ruptured eardrum last Thursday. Taking amoxicillin and ciprodex ear drops. Still having fluid leakage. Is this normal? Hwating loss also

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Brief Answer:
Explained

Detailed Answer:
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I appreciate your concern

A perforated eardrum usually recovers with antibiotics (local and systemic) and heals within a few weeks. Continue the antibiotics. If it persists then patching or surgery may be advised but its rarely necessary...

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HI i been having ringing in my right ear. i thought last week i had wax in ear so i used peroxide and the bulb after and sqeaked the bulb and put it in my ear to get the remaining water . did this a few days then ringing started .went to clinic and they said there was no wax but there was fluid in my inner ear. the ear is still clogged . i took a sudfed on sunday and could not take anymore so my ent doctor told me to take flonase instead and my eardrum was probly irrated from the sound of the bulb. well tonight for a second it got super loud for a few seconds . freeked me out they it went back to the low ringing. what happened

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Brief Answer:
Getting an audiometry done should help.

Detailed Answer:
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You need to understand the underlying situation. Our ear has three parts:
* The external ear: upto the eardrum
* The middle ear: with a thin tube connecting to the inner throat, on each...

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The audiologist told me my 3 yo son's left eardrum does not move. He does not have an infection. She said this causes hearing loss. What could be causing this in absence of infection?

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Brief Answer:
Your son are most probably having Ossicular chain fixation or Glue ear .

Detailed Answer:
Hi Shana ,
Thanks for the query.

I have read your query and understand your concern.

As per your clinical history it appears that your son are most probably having Ossicular chain fixation or...

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I'm 32 year old. Due to forceful slap on left cheek my eardrum got ruptured last week. ENT doctor identified 2 holes and given some medicines to heal up. Doctor said 60% chances for recovery. I'm little worried about permanent hear loss. Some of them told it'll patch up after some time. Please suggest me Sir

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Brief Answer:
Please allow few weeks for it to heal and get clinically tested

Detailed Answer:
Hi Shivaprakashk18,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. Ear drum rupture usually heals in a few weeks. Most of the hearing loss...

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I kissed my wife on her ear. She felt pain and then her hearing was affected. She has tinnitus plus a 'broken speaker' disortion. There has been no improvement in the week or so since, despite having the ear stringed. Her doctor could not see if she had ruptured her eardrum. Is it possible that her cochlea has been permanently damaged?

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Brief Answer:
See ear nose and throat doctor

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns.

YOu wife has had ear pain and loss of hearing for over a week. Her doctor was unable to visualize the eardrum so we do not known if it is ruptured. I think because she has...

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I ruptured my eardrum a week ago while diving in a dive pool. My GP didn't prescribe antibiotics or anything. It has been leaking a yellow/clear liquid since, and I still can't hear properly. I don't think it is an ear infection (it doesn't hurt and isn't swollen or anything, just leaking and lack of hearing) Should I be concerned? what can I do to help it/ care for it?

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Brief Answer:
You need to be concerned.

Detailed Answer:
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The things you have mentioned like ruptured eardrum, leaking a yellow/clear liquid and can't hear properly - all since a week are not minor things. You need to be concerned. Though it does not...

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Can ciprodex ear drops be used with a perforated eardrum which has a blister on it. I read the ear should be kept dry thanks

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you can use ciprodex ear drop in perforated ear drum

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I have gone through your query; and understand your concern. Yes, you can use ciprodex ear drop in the perforated ear drum if perforation is non traumatic.

But you can not use ear drop in traumatic...

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My 23-year old daughter recently was diagnosed with a large hole in her eardrum. After many weeks, the eardrum is showing signs of repairing itself, which is great. However, she is experiencing a lot of intermittent tinnitus, in the form of whooshing sounds, especially at night. Might that be related to the healing eardrum? How long might this tinnitus last? What could be done to get rid of the tinnitus?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The whoosing sounds are known as Tinnitus.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. The initial injury and the reasons for the eardrum perforation influence the healing of the ear drum.

2. Get her hearing checked by a PTA (Pure Tone Audiogram). This will reveal if her...

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I perforated my eardrum 10 years ago, and since that first time it seems to happen easier and easier. I saw an ENT and the perforation is of the pars flaccida. The doctor recommended either a tympanoplasty to strengthen the pars flaccida. Does that sound like a good option?

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