Smoking When The Eardrum Is Broken?
Hello doc, I want to ask … I have a ruptured eardrum if, for example, I nvape (an e-cigarette) when my eardrum breaks, is it okay?
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Vape or electric cigarette works by heating the liquid until it becomes steam. Steam is what the user inhales. The vaporized liquid contains glycerin, nicotine, diacetyl, formaldehyde, flavoring agents and others. Although it does not contain tar and carbon monoxide, vape still contains other dangerous substances, namely nicotine, diacetyl and formaldehyde.
Hazardous substances contained in the liquid vape can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, triggers for lung cancer and other diseases, you can read more about this article and this. However, no specific studies have been conducted to see the effect of vapor vapors on the eardrum and organs contained in other ears.
Because of the limitations of existing research on what you are asking about, while the effect of vape on other body parts is clear, it is best to avoid using vape.
Thus hopefully useful.