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How to treat ear pain caused due to electric shock from ear phones?

Hi, i had my earphones that came with my cell phone in my ears as i was in the middle of phone conversation. Then all of a sudden i got an electrical shock in my ears from them. I pulled them out i could see the electricity. My ears now hurt especially my right one and my head hurts as well now too...my right ear feels as tho there is a bit of liquid in it i just kinda gently put qtip to see and black came out on my qtip frm my ear. Could this have caused damage? Should i go to my dr.s or walkin clinic?
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

You should get yourself checked by an ENT as soon as possible as there is a chance that you have recieved some kind of injury in side your ear. It may also lead to hearing loss if not treated properly.

Please refrain from putting anything inside your ear as it may lead to infection.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Nazma.amman, General & Family Physician
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