How long does Ruptured Eardrum take to heal ?

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  1. Zombie

    Zombie Platinum Member

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    I got a hole in my eardrum due to a rollercoster ride this past weekend. Does anybody have anything like this happen to them? How long did it take to heal? Are there any lasting effects ?

    It does not hurt since it was due to injury and not infection but should I be taking antibiotics just for precaution? I try to have a earplug while showering so that water doesn't go in.

    any other tips or experiences? sucks I was planning white water rafting before the end of summer but I guess not.
     
  2. MercenaryForHire

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    What

    Teh

    FvcK?

    - M4H
     
  3. Zombie

    Zombie Platinum Member

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    that does not help, but if you are wondering how I managed to do this on a rollercoaster then well I hit my head on the restraint that goes over your neck.
     
  4. Spoooon

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    A ruptured or perforated eardrum usually heals by itself within 2 months. The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and prevent infection.

    Antibiotics may be used to prevent infection or to treat an existing infection. Analgesics, including over-the-counter medications, may be used to relieve pain.

    Occasionally, the health care provider may place a patch over the eardrum while it heals. Surgical repair of the eardrum may be needed, if the eardrum does not heal on its own (tympanoplasty).

    Warmth to the ear may help relieve discomfort. Keep the ear clean and dry while healing. Cotton balls should be placed in the ear while showering or shampooing to prevent water entering the ear.
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    A ruptured or perforated eardrum may be uncomfortable, but it usually heals by itself within 2 months. Any hearing loss is usually temporary.
     
  5. dxkj

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    Ok, well lets see here... are you a moron? see below


    1) How do you know you have a ruptured Ear drum
    2) If you know this because a doctor told you
    3) Why didnt you ask the doctor how long it took to heal


     
  6. J Heartless Slick

    J Heartless Slick Golden Member

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    Did you go to the bloody doctor?

     
  7. Murphy Durphy

    Murphy Durphy Golden Member

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    I had a ruptured ear drum about 4 years ago. I went swimming and apparently a hole had broken in my ears without me knowing, and water leaked in and practically blew up both of my ear drums. It took about 8 months completley heal, and sometimes things like that need surgery. But the sad this is, now I've both my eardrums and I can't hear much of anything unless your screaming in my ear. So don't take what you have for granted. :(















    Actually I'm kidding. I'm totally fine. :Q
     
  8. Zombie

    Zombie Platinum Member

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    You should check-in at a$$holes anonymous,


    Ofcourse I went to the doctor but he wants me to get an appointment with EAR,NOSE, THROAT specialist who don't have an appointment till sept. 8. Thus

    1) I won't know how big is the damage
    2) Won't know how long it will take to heal

    3) I was looking for advise from somebody who had similar condition or have some experience with it.
     
  9. LostHiWay

    LostHiWay Golden Member

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    2 Months to heal is about right....make sure you keep it clean so it doesn't get infected.

     
  10. Nyical

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    Well mistake number 1, your asking for medical advice on a freaking
    message board were half the people will tell you to stick a freaking
    ice pick in there and will tell you that should do the trick.


    Second mistake, ruptured ear drums are differnt for most people
    I have tubes put in both of mine after they ruptured, friend had same problem but his healed up with no problems.


    And your third mistake you will do on this board is probly ask for
    sex advice from 16 year old kids who wouldnt know what to do with a condom even if they had detailed instructions and a willing partner.