I am 18 years old. Last night I used an ear scoop and scratched the inside of my ear too hard. I saw a little blood. It was a little sore, but now 24 hours later there is an unbearable pain in that ear. I could not sleep. I cannot access to the hospital until late tomorrow. Can I do anything to relieve the pain? Please assure if it is not going to make me deaf.
Do not put anything inside the ear including ear drops and water should not go in while bathing. Next, do you have Paracetamol at home? It is otherwise known as Acetaminophen and Tylenol. You may take that according to your weight. Say your weight is 50 kg then you may take a tablet of 650 mg of paracetamol thrice daily. This will relieve the pain till you go to a doctor. One needs to see inside the ear using an endoscope or otoscope. My guess is that the eardrum might have got abraded or perforated due to the scooping. Since you are a young healthy individual, your drum will heal. The eardrum perforation may heal naturally if the damage is small. Otherwise, you may need to undergo a small procedure called tympanoplasty.
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