A to Z: Bullous Myringitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about bullous myringitis, an infection of the tympanic membrane (eardrum).bullous myringitis, myringitis, infectious myringitis, otitis media, middle ear infections, bacterial infection, viral infection, tympanic membrane, ear drum, hearing loss05/29/201303/22/201909/02/2019eb38b691-26ed-410b-a38f-00ca88c6ef25https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-bullous-myringitis.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><em>May also be called: Infectious Myringitis</em></p> <p>Bullous myringitis is an infection of the tympanic membrane (the eardrum). Small fluid-filled blisters form on the eardrum and cause&nbsp;severe pain.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>More children get bullous myringitis than adults. It's spread by the same viruses and bacteria that cause <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/otitis-media.html/">middle ear infections (otitis media)</a>, so the two often happen together.</p> <p>Pain comes on suddenly and lasts anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. Other symptoms may include drainage from the infected <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ears.html/">ear</a>, temporary hearing loss, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>.</p> <p>Bullous myringitis is&nbsp;usually treated with antibiotics and pain killers. Sometimes the blisters need to be drained surgically.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Bullous myringitis is painful, but in most cases can be successfully treated with no lasting impact on hearing.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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