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Ear Injury

The outer or inner part of the ear can be damaged by ear injuries and trauma. Injuries can result from trauma from contact sports, loud noises, changes in air pressure, accidents, and foreign objects in the ear. Dizziness, problems with balance, hearing loss, and changes in the appearance of the ear are symptoms of ear injuries. Surgery is required to treat some ear injuries.

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My relative was shot, and the bullet went in through his ear. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My family relative got shot yesterday. As of right now, he still has the bullet inside. The bullet went in through his left ear and did not come back out. I am not sure exactly where inside the bullet is. He is currently hospitalized, but no doctor has come up with a solution. My relative...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In penetrating bullet injury, CT scan of the head should be obtained after stabilizing his cardiopulmonary condition to determine the extent of intracranial damage and the presence of intracranial metallic fragments (bullet). I would also suggest you to carry out compu...  Read Full »

I have had ear pain post-cleaning ear wax. What is to be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having stinging ear pain, most likely caused due to an injury while cleaning ear wax. As a result the doctor first prescribed ear drops and pain killers which did not work. I have resorted to amoxicillin which I have taken after lunch today. Should I wait for the results to se...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What dose of Amoxicillin are you taking? If you are taking the right dose at the right time as per your weight, then it is fine. But otherwise, under-dosage or over-dosage can do more harm than good. Which ear drops are you using? You should use only antibiotic drops and ...  Read Full »

My earwax is pushed into the ear canal. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I took custom ear impressions for my music hearing protection. I previously examined my ears with an ear scope and found them to be healthy, with only a small amount of earwax and no redness. After the procedure, I had no pain or symptoms, but when I inspected the ear scope again, I found...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As I can see, traces of trauma appear deeper than simple trauma. This is due to two factors. Either you have a repeated habit of clearing wax with earbuds or any other objects, or you frequently use your scope. As a result, the skin of the ea...  Read Full »

I have had an earache causing ringing, itchy sore, and muffled hearing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had an earache for a few weeks with ringing, itchy, sore, and muffled hearing. Can someone explain what is happening with my ear drum? It is sore, and I keep getting throbbing pain on that side. Does it look like there is fluid or blood behind my ear drum? It is also itchy. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is a dark shadow behind the drum at the bottom of the picture (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). The diagnosis depends on your history. Did you receive any trauma, like a slap on your ear, face, or head? Is yo...  Read Full »

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