Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

How long did you get discharge from ear after a perforated eardrum?

(4 Posts)
Fourarmsv2 Wed 08-Jul-15 10:00:38

Mine perforated on Friday. Oral AB started Mon. Still discharging quite a lot of yellow fluid 5 days later. sad

Millie2013 Wed 08-Jul-15 11:47:05

DD's took a while to clear up (a week or so). They didn't swab at first, just prescribed penicillin, but a subsequent swab lead to them prescribing some different antibiotics. If it doesn't clear up soon, maybe ask for a(nother) swab to be taken?

jamaisdeux Wed 08-Jul-15 17:55:42

Hi Fourams antibiotics (oral) did not work for me. I still had a 'leaky' ear for a week until I went back to the hospital and they prescribed me topical antibiotic drops.

One day later I was better. Two weeks later I could hear again.

Sympathies, it is utterly horrible having a perforated eardrum. I felt off balance and really, really claustrophobic and odd. hmm

You will be back to normal soon though, even though it doesn't feel like it, but I would ask for the drops.

goingtotown Thu 09-Jul-15 20:07:48

I feel for you, it was three weeks before my hearing returned & the tinitus took four weeks to go. I felt that I was never going to feel better, but with two lots of oral antibiotics ear drops with plenty of rest I'm now 100%. Don't get water in your ear, it will delay the healing. A great help for me was having the subtitles on the TV. Get well soon

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: