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Can I heal my eardrum without surgery?

In many cases, a ruptured eardrum will heal itself without treatment in a matter of weeks or months, causing only temporary hearing loss or pain. If there are signs of infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics, usually administered via ear drops. Further treatments, such as a myringoplasty or a tympanoplasty, may be required if the eardrum does not heal itself.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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