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Is your hearing decreased on the side where you hear the wind tunnel sounds?
Do you have any medical problems or take any medications?
a bit muffled, as if I have headphones on
I have lupus (been in remission for a while) am taking chloroquine
It sounds like your eardrum may be ruptured.
what about flying?
Do not put anymore drops in there.
You should be OK to fly.
But it would be nice to figure out what caused the drum to rupture.
The good news, however is that, barring any infections etc, the drum should heal in about 3 weeks.
flying won't hurt anything at this point.
Thank you this is a load of worry off my mind
I would, however, try to get in to see your GP to make sure that there is not infection ect if possible before you leave.
My pleasure. I hope you feel better soon.
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