Perforated Eardrum...Don't Blow Your Nose!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by rodriguezpoultry, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    I've had these before, but usually it's from sinuses building up. This one was from my own stupidity. I've had head issues, sneezing, coughing, dripping nose, etc. So, I blew my nose. HARD.

    Yep. I hear this "pow" then a "crumpling" in my ear, then pain. I can hear a bit better though! [​IMG] It's more muffled than usual, but I just cannot make the pain stop. I've taken some Aleve and cannot take heavy pain killers. Will heat help at this point or should I just suck it up and deal with it until it stops? It's still making the "crumpling" noise when I stretch my jaw and the pain is dull now.

    Pain has subsided...Aleve helped a bit and sleeping on the other ear helped alleviate the pressure in the right ear.

    Edit: If your children seem to be having issues blowing their nose, just from when I was a kid, don't "make" them. Try and get a humidifier on their faces to help break up the congestion rather than force it out. I'm still called a "wuss" because I can't blow my nose "properly".
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  2. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    South Weber, UT
    I don't know that there's a lot you can do other than OTC painkillers.

    It should heal on its own but keep an eye out for infection.
  3. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    That happened to me once but I lost my hearing in that ear completely for 2 weeks. It was my right ear and whenever I answered the phone I kept saying "Hello? Hello? Hello?" - forgetting that I couldn't hear the other party saying "Hellooooo! Hellooooo!" [​IMG]
  4. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    could you have an infection and there still be fluid ? Are you doing the warm compresses? (moist warmth against ear and jaw.)
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Better go to the doc goofy! Hearing is not something ya want to mess with. [​IMG]
  6. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I agree. Hearing comes in handy.
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    It's too late for the doctor on this one. They said that it's just going to keep happening. When I get sinus congestion, rather than dripping out of my nose, it goes into my ears. When the pressure gets too bad, the eardrum "pops" and fluid comes out. It seals right back up.

    Eventually I will be completely deaf, but in the meantime hearing aids help. I can read lips but phone calls are a nightmare for me. I get words confused and write down what the word is and try to figure out what they were trying to tell me later on.

    The warm compresses only make the pressure worse. Kind of like an infection on your put the warm compress on and it all builds up to the top until it ruptures (or you poke at it...), causes my eardrum to rupture repeatedly.

    The pain is almost gone just itches alot now.
  8. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    Have you ever thought of geting eartubes? My lil bro has them and it drans insted of poping in his ear. Oh and how are your adenoids. You should go see and ears, eyes, nose, and throat Doc.

    this might help:

    mostly in kids but hey any thing can happen.

    Chicken Girl
  9. Brick243

    Brick243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southeast Oklahoma
    My eustachian tubes in my ears clog up all the time. My doctor told me that adults have to have eartubes put in for chronic cases that don't respond to treatment.
  10. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I had et tubes in my ears from age 4 to 16...I had a hole in my ear drum when I was 4 and couldn't hear at mom didn't know for along time that I couldn't hear because I had learned to read lips... one day she was behind me and she was telling me to turn down the tv and I couldn't hear her...still don't know what caused it

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