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I was cleaning my son ears and 1 had black stuff then after the q-tip has blood on it?

I was cleaning my son ears and 1 had black stuff then after the q-tip has blood on it?

Ear canal trauma: Old blood in the ear canal will form a dark scab. When this scab is detached prematurely, the original scratch underneath is likely to bleed again. It is impossible to determine the cause of the original trauma without an examination. ...Read more

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20 minutes ago I was cleaning my ear with a qtip and I went too far and it started to bleed I can hear fine and it stopped bleeding

20 minutes ago I was cleaning my ear with a qtip and I went too far and it started to bleed I can hear fine and it stopped bleeding

You: You probably scratched the side of your ear canal. If it stopped bleeding and your hearing is fine, you don't need to worry. It is recommended that q-tips not be used to clean the ear canal. Use it to clean the outer ear but not inside. Becareful. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my ear and little swipes of blood was on the qtips should I get checked out?

I was cleaning my ear and little swipes of blood was on the qtips should I get checked out?

No Q-Tips in Ear: Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. :-) In other words, don't use Q--Tips inside your ear. They usually pack wax in more than remove it, and can be very irritating, which is probably why you noticed swipes of blood on them. Leave your ear alone. If you develop ear pain, discharge, decreased hearing, or persistent bleeding, seek medical attention asap. Take Care! ...Read more

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My ears are extremely hot and very icthy I have cleaned them with qtips till they came clean what can be wrong with my ears?

My ears are extremely hot and very icthy I have cleaned them with qtips till they came clean what can be wrong with my ears?

External otitis: Sounds like "swimmers ear" which usually caused by Q-tip use. Get ear drops from pharmacist. Consider seeing an ENT doc. ...Read more

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Is it good to clean your ear out every day with qtips?

Is it good to clean your ear out every day with qtips?

Qtips should never: Be placed in the ear canal. You could push cerumen (ear wax) farther in & compact it or perforate (break) the ear drum. This could also lead to infection. The external part of the ear does not need to be cleaned every day (that would be stripping it of lubrication). But it is fine to gently clean the external ear with a q tip. ...Read more

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Please help what can I do? While cleaning out my ears a trace of blood came out on the qtip. Is this serious?

Please help what can I do? While cleaning out my ears a trace of blood came out on the qtip. Is this serious?

Probably ok: While this is probably ok, you should consider an appointment with your primary care for an exam of the ear. May need to get it cleaned out as well. Sometime next week should be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cleaned ear last night. Caughed and had slight pain. Cleaned ear tonight with qtip to find dry blood. Should I worry? No other symptoms & hearing OK

Probably not: First: don't clean the inside of your ear canal with a Q-tip! They should only be used to clean the outer/visible part of your ear itself. Putting a Q-tip inside the ear canal can force wax and dirt/debris deeper into the canal and can lead to impaction (a plug) of the ear canal wax (cerumen). Also, the Q-tip can injure the wall of the canal and can cause some minor bleeding like you had. ...Read more

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Cleaned out ear with qtip, went tad bit too far, not bad, but enough to hurt a little. Ears been stopped up like and painful when yawning ever since.

Cleaned out ear with qtip, went tad bit too far, not bad, but enough to hurt a little. Ears been stopped up like and painful when yawning ever since.

Have ear checked?: Have you had a cold or allergies? This problem could be fluid in the middle ear. The Q tip should never be placed in ear BUT you might have plugged the ear canal with wax. See your doc for further advice. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning my ears felt clogged. Cleaned them noticed blood on a qtip. Any ideas?

Woke up this morning my ears felt clogged. Cleaned them noticed blood on a qtip. Any ideas?

Minor trauma: Skin in ear canal is very thin and is often traumatized during cleaning. Don't worry unless it is persistent or becomes painful indicating infection. ...Read more

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How are ya? I now know not to use q tip on inner ear but whilst attempting to clean left ear I had sudden pain, blood on qtip. Should I wash ear now?

How are ya? I now know not to use q tip on inner ear but whilst attempting to clean left ear I had sudden pain, blood on qtip. Should I wash ear now?

No. ..: The main risk is that of a perforated eardrum. See http://patient. Info/health/perforated-eardrum for symptoms and management of this. Keeping the ear canal dry is a mainstay of management. If just an abrasion to the ear canal, this should heal without cleaning. If headache, fever or discharge see your Dr. ...Read more

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I used a qtip to clean earwax. Noise in my left ear is muffled now. What's wrong and how do I fix this? There is no pain.

I used a qtip to clean earwax. Noise in my left ear is muffled now. What's wrong and how do I fix this? There is no pain.

Ear wax: It sounds like you pushed the ear wax further into the ear canal with your q tip. The best person to help is an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, who can take out the wax quickly and easily. ...Read more

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When cleaning my ear I had severe pain and seen quit a bit of blood on the qtip and both ears are hurting still really bad.

When cleaning my ear I had severe pain and seen quit a bit of blood on the qtip and both ears are hurting still really bad.

Q-tips can: Puncture eardrums if you are not careful. Please see your doc ASAP. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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It feels like I have water in my ear tried over the counter drops and when I cleaned my ear a few hours later there was blood on the qtip what to do?

It feels like I have water in my ear tried over the counter drops and when I cleaned my ear a few hours later there was blood on the qtip what to do?

Ear fullness: Please do not use Q-tips in your ear. You can not see what you are doing and can cause trauma and bleeding and possibly damage the ear drum. You may have fluid behind your ear drum (which is why OTC is not working, it is not in the canal) and could use antihistamines and or drops with steroids to relieve the fluid. Follow up with doc /urgent care ...Read more