A to Z: Myringitis, Bullousenparentshttps://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 loss06/12/201304/08/201904/08/201949d23547-b7de-48cd-83f8-1bdf2d7a556chttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-bullous.html/<p><em>May also be called: Infectious Myringitis</em></p> <p>Bullous myringitis is an infection of the tympanic membrane, otherwise known as 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 is 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>, and so the two often appear 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>, hearing loss, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>.</p> <p>Bullous myringitis typically is&nbsp;treated with antibiotics and pain killers (oral or topical). Sometimes the blisters need to be drained surgically.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Bullous myringitis is painful, but it 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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