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Suggest remedy for ear infection

I'm 17 years old. I weight about 130 pounds. My height is 5'2''. I'm an overall healthy person. I've never had any serious conditions. About a month ago, I had a mild ear infection in my right ear. I was perscribed amoxicyllin, and it went away. I haven't cleaned my ears since. A couple minutes ago, I took a shower and decided to clean my ears after. I used a Q-Tip. In my right ear, I accidentally shoved the Q-Tip in too far, and my ear is clogged. What can I do to unclog my ear?
Fri, 11 Mar 2016
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I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain clogging of the ear after pushing the q-tip too deep inside can be due to causes like pushing the ear wax deep inside towards eardrum, impaction of cotton or part of q tip deep inside the ear, perforation of eardrum..
I would suggest you to consult an Otolaryngologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and otoscopy can help in ruling out the exact cause of clogging and treat you accordingly..
In case of deep impaction of the wax or any left over portion from the q tip, gently removing the same can unclog the ear..
In case of eardrum perforation you can be advised antibiotics, anti inflammatory painkillers and decongestants..
Avoid popping the ears to prevent injury to the eardrum..
Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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