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Bleeding from ears after cleaning with q-tip, might have scarred ear drum. Will it result in hearing loss?

Hi, my 11 yr old try to help his 6yr old brother clean his ear with a qtip, and may have scarred or puncture his lil brother s ear canal or ear drum. Now is bleeding , I clean around the inside of the blood , but come back to check on it agin, it s still bleeding. He has a small ear canal. What should I expect from this? And is it dangerous, will he lose hearing? I gave him Motrin for pain.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
there are no chances of puncture as you say ear canal is small and one cannot go deep
there might be local injury with bleeding which will stop
you can give antibiotic toprevent infection
pain killer sos
antibiotic ointment in external auditory canal bd
andc can add neomycin h ear drops once a day
may take 7 days
avoid water in ears
Answered: Fri, 16 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Apply cotton plug in his ear with a bit pressure.
Due to pressure of cotton plug bleeding will stop.
Repeated cleaning of blood from the bleeding point will not stop bleeding.
As external canal is not straight chance of having injury to ear drum is less.
Consult ENT specialist and get examined.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sat, 17 Aug 2013
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