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Post-Infection Ear Drum Disorder

My eardrum seem to be a bit loose, uncomfortable and crackling like crumpling aluminium foil when I try to move my inner ear muscle. It becomes painful if I try to move it more, yet I do want to move it, because the eardrum position feels wrong.

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This happened this spring. My ear infections, which I found out to be a result of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Epstein–Barr virus, and using multiple other agents, including antibiotics. List of agents tried: Ofloxacin, Garlic, Phanezone, salicylic alcohol, betadine, Baneocin, Hydrocortisone, olive oil, Ciloxan Tobramycin Dexamethasone,...

Frequent use earphones, and ear washing with strong water jet while in shower, may have contributed to the condition. I can't remember when exactly (approx. 2020 Spring) this happened, but it feels like its either after the use of salicylic alcohol, or after the use of strong water jet, that I felt this issue. It is perhaps a combined issue of internal damage physical damage and a recurring infection. I suspect a partial detachment of an eardrum muscle from the eardrum.


  • Every morning, I feel like the ear has healed and good.
  • Once I start swallowing saliva, the swallowing triggers the muscle inside the ear to scratch eardrum.
  • If I do that more, it feels like something ruptures and fills my right ear canal with pressure or liquid.
  • The pressure then feels up to nasal canal. If I move the muscle more, it just hurts more. If I stop moving it, then it heals, but I can't stop moving it, because it moves automatically when swallowing saliva.


  • This brings me to think that I would need to find the neural pathway that controls the ear muscle in question, and use long-term local anaesthetic to stop that muscle from responding, until it heals, as that muscle moves automatically, every time I chew or swallow saliva. It seems I had even learned to move it consciously, which I can't for the left ear, so people won't believe that I can move something inside my ear.

Follow-up thoughts:

  • Would paralysing/anaeshtesizing the muscle, until the tissues heal help?
  • Would fibrinogen injection help?
  • Perhaps need surgical intervention to sew the muscle, where its attachment had broken.

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