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Hurt ear after pushing a q-tip too far, hurts while yawning or swallowing. What could have happened ?

i pushed a q-tip too far in my ear and something hurt....but its not bleeding and it doesnt hurt until i yawn or swallow and then my ear pops, which hurts. but it also hurts when i push on the little outer cartilage tragus thingy outside the opening of my ear. it feels like im pushing something inside of my ear? this happened yesterday.... any help?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Welcome in H.C.M.
I read your problems as you said accidently you hert your ear by q-tip and now you feel pain on yawing, swallowing and pushing your tragus of ear all these are indicating that you have injured your ear drum.
You wait for two days as ear drum has got tremendous regenerating power and it will be O.K. but anyhow if you are not getting response than seek help of ENTspecialist.
with Regards.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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