What is Ruptured Eardrum (Tympanic Membrane Perforation)?
The eardrum is such an important part of our ear, with the help of which any external sound reaches our ears. That is, we can say that the ear is such an active part of our body that works to enable us to hear. Wax present in the ear canal is basically made up of dead carotene O sites. The eardrum is in the middle and both the ear canals are on its right and left side. Which tympanic membrane is called the eardrum in medical language? Therefore, whenever there is any obstruction or hole in the eardrum, it is called rupture of the eardrum. Or it is called having a hole in it.
What does it mean that the eardrum is torn?
To know the only answer to this, we will need to know about the ear and the function of the eardrum. Let us tell you in this sequence that any kind of sound arising around us, in the form of vibration, hits the eardrums. After that, by converting those vibrations from the eardrum into specific signals, it is delivered to our brain. That is, the function of the eardrum is to transmit the signal of sound to the brain. But whenever there is a hole in the eardrum for some reason, then it is unable to reach the signal to the brain. Due to which the person's ability to hear is affected. Then it is said that the eardrum was torn or there was a hole in the ear.
Causes of rupture of eardrum
- ear pain
- injury during sports
- fall on ear
- melee injury
- scuba diving
- going to a higher altitude
- travel in aircraft
Symptoms of ruptured eardrum
- If there is pain in the ear whether it is less or more then it can be a symptom.
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss.
- Dizziness, feeling of wind in the ear, etc. may be some other symptoms.
Apart from this, bleeding or bleeding from the colon can also be a symptom. Fluid discharge indicates infection. It is more common in young children and people who have complaints of cold and flu.
How to identify ear rupture
It is mandatory to visit an ENT doctor.
The ENT doctor examines the fluid leaking out of your ear by taking a sample. Apart from this, some special tests like: auto scope, audiology, detects and prescribes necessary medicines and treatment.
Ear rupture Treatment
- medical treatment
- Perforation in the eardrum is used to relieve pain and prevent future infections. The ENT doctor treats you in the following way in case of rupture of curtains.
Patching - In this method, it is used when your eardrum does not heal automatically. In such a situation, your ENT doctor puts a kind of patch or chappy on the hole and with the help of this patch, the membrane of the curtain increases and joins it together.
Antibacterial Medicines - Antibacterial medicines Ear drops and medicine prescribed to you by the ENT doctor when the infection is due to the hole in your veil, as well as these antibacterial medicines also protect you from the risk of infection due to the piercing.
Surgery: - In this method you are treated through surgery. For this, your curtain is reconnected by surgery.
Home Remedies for ear drum rupture
- In home remedies, the patient is advised to make cold and hot compresses.
- The eardrum heals on its own within a few weeks without treatment. If you have had surgery, then it may take a few weeks for you to recover completely.
ENT Specialist in Abu Dhabi
The ENT specialist of Adam and Eve Specialized Medical Centre will help you treat Tympanic Membrane Perforation and bring back your normal hearing immediately.