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Ear bleeding after using cotton bud. Ear ache, blocked ear. How long to clear up?

I was cleaning my ears with a cotton bud when it slipped. I have been to the hospital and they said I have not damaged my ear drum but there is bleeding there and ripped some skin. This happened four days ago I have had ear ache ever since and my ear seems blocked and muffled and my hearing had slightly gone from that ear and I can hear ringing. Do you know how long it will take to clear up and I get my hearing back? As it is so fustrating hearing my self talk. Would be great if you could get back to me. Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Hi--even though you had your ear looked at once, you need to have it looked at again because it sounds as though you've developed either an external canal or middle ear infection. Since hearing is very important, you really need to have this reevaluated now and you'll probably need antibiotics
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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