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Bleeding while clearing child's ear wax, saw bump. Has it caused tearing of ear drum?

I cleaned my childs ear tonight and noticed some wax and then upon placing hydrogen peroxide in and attempting to pull out the wax ball I managed to push the Q- tip far enough into the ear canal to cause bleeding and I am able to see a small white bump also located in her ear that was not there before. Did I cause tearing and expose a small bone? I am told eardrums heal themselves and to place clean cotton over the ear and not allow swimming for a few days? Advice please
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Dear customer,

The ear should not be cleaned by q-tip as the chances of injury to ear drum are there in the children.Though the ear drums heal but it also depends on the extent of damage.

You should have the Ear check up done by specialist/doctor if there is any perforation caused by q-tip and also start the antibiotic ear drop like ciplox, oflox for local application.

The swimming should definitely be avoided till it heal completely.

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Answered: Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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