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Cysts Removal Procedure
Treatment of Tonsils (Tonsillitis)
Hearing Aid Fitting
Treatment of Throat and Voice Problems
Earlobe Repair Procedure
Treatment of Sleep Disturbance
Nose Reshaping Procedure
Hearing Testing Techniques
Nasal And Sinus Allergy Care
Cochlear Implant Procedure
Ear Micro Surgery
Treatment Of Hearing Deficiency
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Hi, I am suffering from sore throat and bit of congestion from last 2 weeks. Every time I cough white colored mucus is their. Also I feel very tired all the time. Please suggest.
It is that that time of the year when insect are all around. Suddenly one feels a buzzing sound or an itchy feel in the ear. To your horror, one feels a live insect in the ear which can be extremely annoying and a nightmare. Insects get stuck in the ear when enter our ears as they cannot fly or crawl out. They try their way out and their movements inside our ears can be very uncomfortable, painful, and itchy. Moreover, they can easily produce infection.
In this scenario, do not try to remove an insect with cotton swabs, tweezers or hair clips as it will make situation worse and can lodge the insect deeper into ear canal damaging the eardrum, leading to permanent hearing loss. If an individual is not certain of the potential for harm in regard to insect in the ear, one should seek medical care immediately. Insects in the ear are common reasons for visits to doctor's clinic, especially in children.
If one suspects an insect in ear, one may experience pain, swelling, blood or crackling. One may even feel biting, stinging, hearing loss or dizziness. It is best to stay calm in this situation as being active may lodge the bug further in ear or cause it to move further back, or cause serious damage to the sensitive eardrum
One way to try to remove a bug in ear is by tilting the ear toward the ground and attempt to wiggle the ear. Grasp the earlobe and give it a wiggle. If the bug is not too far into ear canal, it may fall out on its own. If the bug is still alive and is not too far inside of the ear canal, it may simply come out on its own. If one stays calm and keep objects including fingers away from ears, it is likely that the bug will find its way back out of ear.
One can also try to flush the ear with warm water with a dropper or a bulb syringe. This can be done by holding head upright and stretching the ear canal by pulling the outer ear and then putting a steady stream of warm water into ear. Tilt head to the side to drain out the ear. Do not try this if one suspects that ear drum has been ruptured to prevent additional damage.
To avoid stinging or eardrum rupture from scratching or biting , one may use a drop or two of mineral, baby, or olive oil inside your ear canal to kill the insect. Finally, visit an ENT specialist doctor as they can remove the insect by special suction devices. Post insect removal, one must look out for signs of infection as swelling, dizziness, hearing loss, fever, and pain. Finally follow up with ENT specialist or Otolaryngologist for the final opinion. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!