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What can I expect regarding my son's perforated eardrum?

I accidentally perforated my son's eardrum with a Q-tip. He has been to the doctor and will see an ENT next Tuesday to consult on having the hole patched. If anyone has any advice for me I would greatly appreciate it. What can I expect to have happen with the procedure of patching the hole?

BTW, I swear to God I will NEVER use a Q-tip on him EVER again!!!!!

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sweetpeasmom1

Asked by sweetpeasmom1 at 12:28 AM on Jul. 3, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 1:17 AM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • Thank you for the link! :)
    sweetpeasmom1

    Comment by sweetpeasmom1 (original poster) at 11:40 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • my son had a burst eardrum from an infection. blood and pus came out, he had a fever for 3 days (pretty low) and then he was fine. he never experienced any hearing loss. we used earplugs in the bath for 6 weeks after that.
    i don't know anything about the repair process. i would question weather it was necessary or not. if it can heal on its own, it seems like that would be better.
    good luck with what ever happens!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:34 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

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