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Had pushed too much while cleaning ear with Q tip. Ears feels blocked. Slight pain.

Cleaning my ear with a q-tip and pushed a little too far 1 days ago caused a sharp pain but no bleeding, just sensitivity when I cough or sneeze today I noticed my ear feels like it is blocked or I have air trapped, makes sound when I tilt my head like water trapped. Hoping I just caused some swelling and fluid build up. There is slight pain and higher sensitivity today but not enough to merit an aspirin. Hoping I have not caused any serious damage
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Your condition seems to be otitis externa , with impacted wax. while manipulating the ear canal probably you pushed the ear was too much inside (medial) which has blocked the ear. as treatment avoid water entering ear, keep ear dry, dry hot foamentation locally, wax solvent ear drops x 7 days, the wax in the ear canal needs removal by ENT surgeon after 7 days.

wish you early recovery
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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