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Possible ruptured eardrum?

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  • Posted By: Jenniferbcochran
  • July 9, 2010
  • 05:38 AM

Hello, this is my first post on here but I thought I would see if anyone had any thoughts on what could be wrong with me.

I was in the ocean yesterday and got caught under a wave. It slammed the right side of my face onto the ocean floor. When I came up, my right ear was in a lot of pain. I was able to sit out for a bit and drain it. The pain was relieved a ton after about an hour. I just felt like there was water/sand stuck in my ear.

Today I woke up and the ear still was in a little pain, and I could still hear the water in there. I went to the drugstore and bought some Auro-Dri drops in hopes of helping it dry out. Well, the minute that drop hit my ear I absolutely SCREAMED. Easily the worst pain I have ever felt.

I started researching and I think my eardrum is torn/injured after the fall. Does anyone know if that would cause the drops to be so painful? Should I go to the doctor or will is just heal? It still hurts tonight and the only relief I get is if I take tylenol and use a heating pad. My hearing is muffled. Any thoughts would be great.

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