A foreign body lodged in the ear may cause an ear injury. This often happens to children. If possible, the foreign body should be removed by the parents, otherwise a doctor should be consulted to remove the foreign body and inspect the ear.
An ear injury may occur when a foreign body becomes lodged inside the ear canal. Little children are especially at high risk of putting objects into their ears. It also sometimes happens that insects crawl into the ear of a person while sleeping and may cause injury within the ear of the affected person.
Foreign bodies may become lodged inside the outer ear or ear canal. This may result in injury. Common foreign bodies lodged inside the ears include tiny toys or foods such as nuts. This often happens to little children because of their curiosity. Insects may also crawl into someone’s ear while sleeping. As a result it may become a superficial ear injury with bleeding, infection or a feeling of nausea and vomiting. If the injury is serious, hearing loss may occur.
The first step is to remove the foreign body out of the ear. If this procedure fails or leads to complications, then a visit to an ear-nose-throat specialist is necessary. In the case that the lodged foreign body has caused ear injury, infection or other medical problems, additional treatments for the specific issue will be necessary after the removal of the foreign body.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
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Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
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