The Eardrum Has Ruptured Over The Years?
Excuse me, my mother has ruptured her ear drum since almost 10 years ago, until now her ear is still sore, many treatments haven’t healed either, she said day after day my head felt dizzy and lost balance. Please have a doctor’s opinion on this case .. Thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The eardrum is a structure that plays a major role in hearing. The ear drum functions as a receiver for sound waves from outside which will later be converted into vibrations that vibrate the hearing bones behind it to convert sound waves into motion waves as one of the listening processes. With a ruptured eardrum, of course this process will be very disturbed and a person's hearing will decrease. Unfortunately, unlike skin and hair, a ruptured eardrum will not close on its own, and must go through a surgical process called a tympanoplasty to restore it.
Regarding your mother's case, pain, dizziness and loss of balance can indeed be caused by abnormalities in the ears, especially the inner ear, but not limited to eardrum abnormalities. Other possibilities include an external ear infection, an ear yeast infection, inflammation of the hair follicle or follicle, vertigo symptoms, formation of stones in the balance center in the ear, and infection of the inner ear.
Because we do not know what your mother's medical history is, our advice is to go to an ENT doctor so that an in-depth examination can be carried out, starting from history, physical examination and support, both in the form of blood tests, CT scans, hearing tests and so on. further narrow the possibilities. If indeed you have checked your mother to an ENT doctor before, and if your mother feels there has been no change or if her symptoms are getting worse, go back to the same doctor for an evaluation, and continue as long as her complaints have not improved.
Even if you want a second opinion with another ENT doctor, your mother should also be willing to come back for several evaluations, don't just come to one doctor for treatment and if it doesn't work out right away. Because evaluation is important to know the progress of treatment, and to rule out the possibility of existing diseases.
Meanwhile, help your mother to live a good lifestyle by maintaining an ideal body weight, limiting consumption of salty foods, keeping blood pressure in the normal range, avoiding stress, and don't put anything on the ear. I wish your mother a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.