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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for ear pain

I am hoping to get some advice about my 7 year old son. He is currently with his father for the weekend, and about 10 minutes ago I got a call from him, stating that my son had just started complaining that his ear hurts just a little bit . When his father asked him if he knew why, he stated that probably because I put a small piece of an eraser in my ear on Wednesday and when I tried to get it out, it went down in. Due to him being almost 2 hours away, I am obviously able to do anything from here and his father isnt very wise about that kind of thing. Is there any tips that I could advise him to try, in an effort to get this out (if it is still even in there?) My son generally tells me everything and I am absolutely amazed that he would not have mentioned this to me before now. I am not calling him a liar and I guess at this point, that all seems trivial, when compared to possible hearing complications. PLEASE HELP
Mon, 12 Dec 2016
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
dear parent, please dont try to get it out on your own.. give your son ibuprofen 3times daily for the pain and go to the hospital as soon as you can without delay
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