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An otoscope is a tool that uses a beam of light for visualizing and examining the condition of the ear canal and eardrum. Examination of the ears helps rule out the cause behind ear pain, the fullness of the ears, and hearing loss.

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I have pain in the right side of the jaw and ear. Need help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female with sudden ear pain that went down to the jaw on the right side. Please help me.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have an ear infection or some other type of ear condition causing your symptoms. The pain and ringing in your ear and jaw pain could indicate an issue with your inner ear or eardrum. It is essential to see an ENT (ear-nose-throat) spe...  Read Full »

Why can I not hear after using Q-tip?

Query: Hi doctor, I cleaned my ear with a Q-tip and now I cannot hear. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comMost probably in your case the wax would have got pushed further inside due to the Q-tip (earbud). It might be occluding the canal and the ear drum totally, so you cannot hear now. I suggest you to take Dewax or wax-dissolving ear drops, three to four drops daily for thre...  Read Full »

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