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jammed a qtip hard and deep in my ear and was very painful and is bleeding and other fluid is coming out as well and feels like alot of prusser is building

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unfortunately : Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence. Typically the q-tip only scratches the ear canal but rarely, it can injure the ear drum (tympanic mem ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
The : The bleeding is probably from having scratched the skin in the ear canal. This will heal with time. I doubt you punctured your ear drum since you st ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bleeding ear: Leave the ear alone. DO NOT PUT HEAT TO THE EAR. Ask your doctor about taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (makes you sleepy) o ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Leave it alone. The bleeding may have blocked the opening of the tube. Then the tube would not work. You may want to see your ENT doc to make sure the ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Doctor: Given the bleeding, you really need to have a medical professional look into the ear with the appropriate equipment. You could have a perforated ear d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear trauma: You may have punctured your tympanic membrane. You should see your primary care physician today and if it is confirmed you will probably be referred t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eardrum: No peroxide. Need to keep ear dry. See ENT asap for microscopic ear exam. Stop using q-tips.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Considering that this occured after the sinsus rinse, you may want to see your doctor. You may need to go on antibiotic or other medications.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Michaels
33 years experience Family Medicine
If it didn't hurt : then you probably did not do any damage to the ear drum or ear canal. You may have pushed wax or other debris deep into the canal and clogged the can ... Read More
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