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I have a bug in my ear how do I get it out

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bug: If causing discomfort, have it looked at in er.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Are you sure?: How do you know it is a "bug bite"? Best treatment is determined by a more precise definition of what is there. If it is from an insect, which insect?
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Try Valsalva: Try valsalva maneuver - take a mouthful of air, while clipping your nostrils with your hand and strain like you are about to have a bowel movement. Th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Martins
35 years experience Emergency Medicine
Insect in ear: First thing to do is smother it so it stops moving. An oily ear drop, vegetable oil or even mineral oil to fill the ear canal will work. Press on ou ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Tm perforations can give you the sensation of fluid in your ear and this may persist until its healed. But you may have fluid or an infection aldo giv ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
They don't pop: Keloids don't "pop". They are solid. Perhaps you had an infection that has drained spontaneously. In any event you should see your doctor to examin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Exam is needed: One's primary care doctor, or an Urgent Care or ER doctor, can take a look into the ear to see what is there. If there is an insect in the ear, depend ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Look with scope: Ask ent to look
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for an ear exam
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Primary doctor: First person to see for burning in your ear is your primary care doctor. They can easily diagnose and treat an inner or outer ear infection. If afte ... Read More
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