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A 26-year-old male asked:

A qtip damaged my hearing last night. is it ear wax buildup or a perforated eardrum? no pain, no discharge..just tinnitus and feeling like its clogged

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Green
A Verified Doctoranswered
25 years experience
Probably ear wax : Clogged. Injury usually results in pain. You can try an ear wax removal product at the pharmacy. Don't use q tips. They are great at pushing all of your ear wax (cerumen).... To the back of the ear canal. If you see an ear, nose and throat doctor they are the ear experts.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
You PCP couls quickly tell you if you have an ear wax impaction by simply looking in your ear with an otoscope
Nov 27, 2013
Dr. Warren Emley
55 years experience
Wax buildup: Have an expert clean out the wax. You don't know whether the eardrum has been injured or not.

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