Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
151 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How does one remove cotton stuck in the ear?

My ear has been somewhat clogged up ever since yesterday afternoon, i have booked an appointment with the doctor tomorrow but i have put ear drops in my ear and then inserted cotton wool inside. Unfortunately the cotton wool is now stuck in my ear, and it's hurting heaps. What can I do to get it out? Should I just wait until the morning?
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
Report Abuse
  Anonymous's Response
's  Response
I think maybe the reason that your ear is clogged is because of cerumen ( wax) . Using some ear dropps sounds good to me it will dilute the wax and for the doctor will be easy to remove it.
After puting the cotton into the ear canal you pushed forword the wax touching the ear drum, what can couse a sharp pain.
You should not try to take it out by yourself, and if you can menage the pain with pain killers than you can wait until the morning for the appointment with your doctor.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello I have a cotton swab in my ear from a q-tip, I m alone at the moment so I can t get anyone to look inside my ear and don t want to use...