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Hello i was diagnosed with an outer ear infection on friday and been on ear drops since. But not getting any better they put a ear wick in to help
Yesterday I had a wick put in my ear. It's kind of gross now, & my ear lobe doesn't hurt now. Can I pull it out?
Wick put in yesterday am for ear infection drops to get in...blood dripping out of ear? Is this ok or do I need the blood filled wick switched?
Mgt: You may have punctured your ear drum with the wick. It is important to have this checked. Other sources of bleeding may be in the outer ear canal. Until your are seen by your PCP, avoid using the wick or ear swabs. I would suggest gently dabbing the outside of the ear with a cotton ball if there is any discharge. ...Read more
Was at ER doctor put a wick in my ear my ear is still hurting and i don't think the drops are going down my ear my outer ear hurts?
Takes time: I assume you have an external canal ear infection. Hopefully you were given drops to be continuing after you left the doctor. However, it takes time, usually several days, for the swelling and inflammation to go down and relief of symptoms. You can try anti-inflammatory pain meds like Ibuprofen in the interim, and if symptoms are not improving in 48-72 hours, recheck with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variety of causes: Ringing in the ears - tinnitus - can be caused by aging, medications (aspirin is common), primary ear problems, blood vessels, and more. Occasional ringing may not be a concern, but if it is persistent and related to other symptoms (balance, hearing, vertigo) it should be evaluated by an ent. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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