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what would happen if you have a bug in your ear

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: As you have been told in plain and patient english this is an impossible scenario. There is absolutely no way for this proposed scenario to be real o ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ears and cotton swab: You will push the ear wax up against your ear drum and you may interfere with hearing and in face also put yourself at risk of infection and inflammat ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Goes away: Eventually, water in your ear will eventually evaporate. If you have wax issues that clog your canals, you can try over the counter remedies or see a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on cause: If it is wax or something in your ear canal, your ENT would be best to unclog it. If it is fluid behind your ear drum, either time or a myringotomy (i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In general, there are two main types of ear infection inner ear – otitis media and outer ear otitis externa. Sometimes if you have a drainage from you ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ruptured ear drum: Worst case scenario, ruptured ear drum and permanent hearing loss.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Foreign body: It can act as a foreign body in your ear canal and can be an irritation or source of infection. It's best to have a physician remove it with an otosco ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Can't imagine: How a spider would do that. They spin webs.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Any insect can enter your ear, but it is unusual. Hope this helps!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time or myringotomy: If you have serous fluid behind the ear drum, either waiting or lancing the ear drum are options. By making an incision on your ear drum, you would ge ... Read More

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