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- A broken eardrum (perforation of the eardrum) is a hole or tear in the thin tissue that separates your ear canal from your middle ear (eardrum).
- A rupture of the eardrum can lead to hearing loss. It can also leave your middle ear susceptible to infection.
- A rupture of the eardrum usually heals within a few weeks without treatment. But sometimes it takes a band-aid or surgical repair to heal. Ruptured eardrum (perforated eardrum) Treatment in Hyderabad
Signs and symptoms of a ruptured eardrum can include:
- Earache that can go away quickly
- A slimy, pus-filled, or bloody discharge from your ear
- Hearing loss
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Feeling of rotation (dizziness)
- Nausea or vomiting, which may be caused by dizziness
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Causes of a broken (perforated) eardrum can be:
- Otitis media (otitis media). An otitis media often causes fluid to build up in the middle ear. The pressure of these fluids can cause the eardrum to tear.
Barotrauma. Barotrauma puts stress on your eardrum when the air pressure in your middle ear and the air pressure around it are out of balance. If the pressure is strong, your eardrum can tear. Barotrauma are most commonly caused by changes in air pressure associated with air travel.
- Other events that can cause sudden changes in pressure – and possibly a rupture of the eardrum – include diving and a direct blow to the ear, such as: B. the impact of a car airbag.
- Loud noises or explosions (acoustic trauma). A loud noise or explosion like an explosion or a gunshot – essentially an overwhelming sound wave – can rarely cause a tear in the eardrum.
Foreign body in the ear. Small objects like a cotton swab or hairpin can pierce or tear the eardrum. Ruptured eardrum (perforated eardrum) Treatment in Hyderabad
Follow these tips to avoid a broken (perforated) eardrum:
- Get treatment for otitis media. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of otitis media, including an earache, fever, nasal congestion, and hearing loss. Children with otitis media are often picky and can refuse to eat. Get a quick exam from your GP to avoid possible damage to the eardrum.
Protect your ears while in flight. If possible, avoid flying if you have a cold or an active allergy that is causing a nasal congestion or ear congestion. During takeoff and landing, keep your ears free with pressure equalizing earplugs, yawning, or chewing gum.
- Or use the Valsalva Maneuver – gently push air into your nose as if you were blowing your nose while pinching your nose and keeping your mouth closed. Do not sleep on the way up and down.
- Keep foreign objects out of your ears. Never try to extract excess or hardened wax with an object such as a cotton swab, paper clip, or hairpin. These items can easily tear or puncture your eardrum. Educate your children about the damage that foreign objects can cause in their ears.
Protect yourself from explosive noises. Avoid activities that may expose your ears to explosions. If your hobbies or jobs involve planned activities that make explosive noises, protect your ears from unnecessary damage by wearing earplugs or earmuffs. Ruptured eardrum (perforated eardrum) Treatment in Hyderabad