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How long does a perforated eardrum take to heal?

Many perforated eardrums heal within a few weeks, but it is possible to take up to a month for healing to occur. Larger perforations are more likely to require surgical repair than small holes. During the healing process, you’ll want to make sure to keep your ear dry when showering and bathing, refrain from cleaning your ears with Q-tips, and avoid blowing your nose. Blowing your nose increases the pressure against the eardrum and may injure it.

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