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Glossary for Ruptured ear drum

Medical terms related to Ruptured ear drum or mentioned in this section include:

  • Aerotitis syndrome: Trauma to the blood vessels in the ears caused by rapid changes in atmospheric pressure. Blockage of the Eustachian tube in the ear prevents equalization of air pressure and a vacuum develops inside the ear. Yawning or chewing can sometimes alleviate symptoms by opening up the Eustachian tube.
  • Ear conditions: Any condition that affects the ear
  • Ear pain: Pain due to lesions related to the external ear or radiating pain from middle and inner ear.
  • Ear symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ear or hearing
  • Earache: Pain in the ear called "otalgia"
  • Flucloxacillin - Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Flucloxacillin (an antibiotic) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.

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