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Accidentally put paper in the ear. Not able to take it out. Muffled heating. No pain. What to do?

I was cleaning my ear this morning with a piece of toilette paper that I had rolled into a thin point and stuck it in my ear for cleaning. I guess it went in too far now I can barely hear from it! it's been hours nothing has improved. there's no pain at all, just muffled hearing. help with this will be greatly appreciated.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Deo,

Thanks for posting on HCM,

On your own you would not be able to remove the paper without assistance and since this concerns your body and health, I suggest you go to the ER for assistance.
There they will examine by othoscopy and determine the depth of the paper in ear. Ones that is done, a surgical equipment or warm water flushing with a syringe might be used to remove the paper. Just be careful not to try to force it out by yourself as perforation of the middle ear is likely and that is a possible serious complication that should be avoided.

Hope this helps
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query in HealthCareMagic.
Muffled hearing suggest some piece of paper has block hearing passage. You can try a to remove it by changing the shape of ear canal by pulling back on the ear's pinna (the circular part of the ear on the side of the head). By placing the affected ear down and gently wiggling the ear pinna, you may be able to shift the object enough to cause it to fall out. If an object becomes lodged in the ear and this technique fails, it is usually best to have it removed by a doctor who can view the object with proper lighting and instruments.
Avoid inserting anything in your ear at home.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
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