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Ear drum damage

Also known as Ear Drum Trauma

Ear drum damage is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with ear drum damage, 80% report having ear pain, 60% report having diminished hearing, and 43% report having fluid in ear. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of ear drum damage are ear pain, diminished hearing, fluid in ear, redness in ear, bleeding from ear, ringing in ear, and pus draining from ear, although you may still have ear drum damage without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with ear drum damage often receive ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision, tympanoplasty, nonoperative removal of foreign body, other therapeutic procedures, diagnostic procedures on ear and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ear drum damage include ofloxacin, triamcinolone nasal product, theophylline, carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine, antipyrine, colistin/hc/neomycin/thonzonium otic, nitrofurazone topical, dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine, mineral oil (stye), mercaptopurine, hydrogen peroxide topical, cefixime (suprax) and pancreatin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for ear drum damage include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
2.0x
5-14 years
2.8x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
1.4x
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