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How long does pain from ruptured eardrum last?

How long does pain from ruptured eardrum last?

A perforated eardrum is a tear or hole in the ear’s tympanic membrane (the eardrum). A perforated eardrum is also called a ruptured eardrum. A perforated (PER-fer-ate-id) eardrum can hurt, but most heal in a few days to weeks. If they don’t heal, sometimes doctors do a surgery to fix the hole.

How should you sleep with a perforated eardrum?

Sleeping upright is a great help when it comes to resting with ear infection symptoms. Sleeping sitting up can allow fluid in your ear to drain easier, as well as easing pressure and pain in your middle ear – the likely source of the infection itself.

How to avoid a ruptured or perforated eardrum?

Follow these tips to avoid a ruptured or perforated eardrum: Get treatment for middle ear infections. Protect your ears during flight. Keep your ears free of foreign objects. Guard against excessive noise.

How long does it take for a perforated eardrum to heal?

Perforated eardrums do not always need to be treated because they often get better by themselves within a few weeks. While it heals, the following tips can help you relieve your symptoms and reduce the chances of your ear becoming infected:

What happens if you have a hole in your eardrum?

Possible complications include: 1 Hearing loss. Usually, hearing loss is temporary, lasting only until the tear or hole in your eardrum has… 2 Middle ear infection (otitis media). A perforated eardrum can allow bacteria to enter your ear. 3 Middle ear cyst (cholesteatoma). A cholesteatoma is a cyst in your middle ear composed…

Is it OK to swim with a perforated eardrum?

It is best not to swim until the eardrum has healed. Occasionally, a perforated eardrum gets infected and needs antibiotics. Some ear drops can occasionally damage the nerve supply to the ear. Your doctor will select a type that does not have this risk, or may give you medication by mouth.

Follow these tips to avoid a ruptured or perforated eardrum: Get treatment for middle ear infections. Protect your ears during flight. Keep your ears free of foreign objects. Guard against excessive noise.

Possible complications include: 1 Hearing loss. Usually, hearing loss is temporary, lasting only until the tear or hole in your eardrum has… 2 Middle ear infection (otitis media). A perforated eardrum can allow bacteria to enter your ear. 3 Middle ear cyst (cholesteatoma). A cholesteatoma is a cyst in your middle ear composed…

What happens if your eardrum is torn in an explosion?

Trauma to the ear or head can injure the middle ear, inner ear or both, and can cause severe hearing loss. If an explosion has torn the eardrum, you may have ringing in your ears (tinnitus) for several days, as well as hearing loss.

Most perforated eardrums heal within two months without complications. Hearing loss is usually temporary, though some people experience some level of permanent hearing loss. Occasionally, a chronic (long-lasting) infection may cause the perforation to become permanent along with some degree of hearing loss.