Can A Rather Large Eardrum Tear Close Again?
want to ask whether the eardrum that is torn / broken and the tear is large can be able to close or come back as before?
Thank you for the question. I will try to answer your question.
The eardrum is a clear membrane or lining on the ear that functions to deliver sound to the bones of the ear to then be forwarded to the inner ear and brain. Because this is a layer, it can tear or break, which is usually caused by:
Infection: such as acute otitis media or chronic chronic media or infections that cause a buildup of fluid in the middle ear, thereby increasing pressure on the eardrum. Pressure: high pressure can cause tearing of the eardrum, for example after diving, boarding a plane, or going to a high area Trauma / injury: due to a blow or impact to the ear Scratches: due to scraping the ear too inside Acoustic trauma: due to sound that is too loud and sudden . Foreign objects in the ear, such as insects if not properly managed can cause perforation or tearing of the eardrum. Symptoms that appear vary depending on the condition and cause of the tear. Generally there can be decreased hearing, pain, fever, ringing in the ears, discharge, etc.
If there are complaints like this you should immediately consult an ENT specialist, the doctor will ask a number of things related to complaints, physical examination, and maybe some supporting examinations. The doctor will do otoscopy, audiometry, tympanometry, laboratory examinations, etc. Handling will be adjusted to the cause and condition or severity of the disease. If the tear is very small, it generally can close on its own, but if it is large, the doctor may suggest surgery in the form of tympanoplasty.
The things you can do to prevent complaints from getting worse, include:
Keep the ears dry Avoid risky activities, such as swimming Avoid prying ears Keep the health and cleanliness of the ears, nose, and throat Perform a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious food, meet the needs of fluids, adequate rest Immediately consult a ENT doctor if complaints are felt disturbing, the faster the treatment given, the better the healing process. Thus, hopefully useful.