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What can you not do after tympanoplasty?

To ensure proper recovery after undergoing a tympanoplasty, you should avoid:

  • getting your ear wet. Wear a shower cap when bathing, and do not swim in the pool or beach.
  • going to crowded places or contact with sick people, catching a cold can lead to infection.
  • popping your ears and blowing your nose. If you need to sneeze, keep your mouth open to relieve the pressure.
  • airplane travel. Changes in cabin pressure can damage the surgical site.
  • smoking.
  • exercise and other strenuous activities.

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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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