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How to remove top of a broken off q tip from ear?

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How does one remove the top of a broken off qtip from one's ear?
Posted Sat, 15 Jun 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 2 hours later
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If the q tip is visible, then you can ask someone to pull the ear and under proper lighting can pull it out. But no tools or forceps or tweezers should be used for the same because there is a danger of the q tip going further and damaging the ear drum.

Best would be to get it checked from your ENT specialist as there are specialized tools to remove the broken q tip which can be used only be medical professionals. He or she may even prescribe a course of antibiotics if there is any injury to the ear to avoid any infection to set in.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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