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How to remove cotton wool stuck in ear?

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Dr. Arnab Banerjee

Critical Care Specialist

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 1290 Questions

Posted on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: I have cotton wool in my ear and cant get it out
Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
please stop syringing.. you need to go to ER to get it out..

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, Welcome to HCM,

I've gone through your query and understand your concern..

You should stop syringing with the nurse immediately as there's fair chance with further force applied, it can get dislodged and go even deeper in to the inner ear..

To avoid any complication, you should not manipulate it at all and just go visit your nearest ER/Urgent care where they'll manually take it out under vision..

It's better not to drive on your own for the time being..

Please don't delay any more and visit your nearest ER at the earliest..

Let me know how you stay in the due course..

My best wishes
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee

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