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A 23-year-old female asked:

I use earbuds to sleep plastic ones, i have a sore ear, not really inside but on the outside is this a ear infection or bruised ear from rolling on it?

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Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ear pain: Try not to use plastic ear pugs to sleep, you can get pain and damage your ear canal if you lean on them for a long time. If you have to use ear plugs to sleep use soft foam ear plugs.
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