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I Hit My Eardrum With A Qtip
My daughter woke up with a severe nose bleed. She recently had a ear infection with a ruptured ear drum. What should I do?
Nose bleeds: Apply gentle pressure to the end of her nose for a good 5-10 minutes. If you can't stop the bleeding within 15-20 minutes then go to ED. Refer to the following link for a lot of good guidance. Good luck! http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/nosebleed/hic_nosebleed_epistaxis.aspx ...Read more
I accidentally poked my ear with a q-tip and lost all hearing from my left ear, should I be concerned if it didn't bleed?
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 canal completely... giving you that hollow or muffled sound. You can try to use some ear wax removal drops that can be bought over the counter but if that doesn't work soon you will have to ask your doctor to wash or aspirate it clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to put peroxide in my ear if I have a busted ear drum? My ear was bleading and I can't hear out of it after a qtip was pushed in too far
Eardrum: No peroxide. Need to keep ear dry. See ENT asap for microscopic ear exam. Stop using q-tips. ...Read more
I was cleaning out my ear with a q tip and now my ear feels like its clogged and everything sounds muffled?
Impaction: Using a swab in the ear frequently pushes cerumen further into the ear canal where it can tamp down next to the eardrum causing an impaction. You can try to flush it out with over the counter ear cleaners but may need to have it cleaned out by a physician. Hence, the advice not to put anything in your ears except for your elbows! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was cleaning my ears this morning with qtips when i felt a sharp pain and the qtip had blood on it, now my hearing is muffles and my ear is sore.
Go to ER: Go to er immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lately I've been sick with a light sniffles. I blew my nose and hour ago and popped my ear..I still can't hear well..Is it safe to use ear drops?
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites, grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. OTC nasal steroid and nasal saline are worth a try. Ear drops won't get to the root of the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on what you mean by poked and whether it went into the ear or not an if it did how far? Did it effect your hearing? You may be able to solve this by answering a few questions with one of the HealthTap docs or depending on your symptoms may have to have your ear looked at at a clinic or doctor's office. ...Read more
Reflex: A reflex has been described which causes a cough when the ear canal is irritated. By the way, we do not recommend that you use cotton swabs to clean the ear. Frequently, this causes wax to get pushed further into the canal and get stuck. It also causes irritation to the ear canal. I regularly remove wax plugs from ears in people who do this. ...Read more
I recently got over a chest cold with a lot of mucus. I finally was able to pop my ears and I can barely hear out of my left ear. No earwax in canal?
Mgt: There may be fluid behind the eardrum. I would have a recheck in two weeks. It can take 30 days or so to resolve. ...Read more
I put a q-tip in my ear and it was bloody. My ear doesn't hurt and I can hear fine. Did I just scratch it?
Scratch or: punctured of the eardrum ( usually very painfulo) Probably a broken blood vessl; however, must be examined. ...Read more
I have a hole in my eardrum from when I was a child and today I was tubing behind a boat and landed on my ear and now it hurts really bad and it's har?
Hello I Got My ear pierced yesterday today i accidently took the earring 8 managed to put it back in after and cleaning it with alcohol will i be ok?
I blew my nose last night and my ear popped. It hurt really bad. I put ear drops in with a cotton ball. The next day it huts worse.
ENT: actually you might made it worst if you did damage the tympanic membrane from the popping the last thing you want to do put something in the ear please go and see ENT that can examined you either assured you or treat you no time or room for guessing in this matter ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was poking around in my ear and i think I have pushed wax further into my ear. I have half hearing in my left ear and have a ringing sound.
Impaction??: If your hearing was ok prior to "poking around" in your ear then two things are possible. 1. You pushed the wax deeper into your ear canal 2. You may have caused a perforation of your ear drum. In any event it is essential that you see your family physician asap and let him/her rectify the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers