Causes Of Ear Pain When Cleaning?
I want to ask my right and left ears when they are cleaned, why does it hurt?
Hello, thanks for your question.
Ear pain, often caused by inflammation or infection of the ear, either the outer ear or the middle ear. Generally people clean the outer ear using certain tools such as cotton buds. Not infrequently an infection can occur in the outer ear (also known as otitis externa) after cleaning the ear, but causes injury or trauma to the ear canal.
Other causes of otitis externa are the entry of water into the ear canal (after swimming or diving), earwax that has accumulated, suffering from skin diseases, and the narrowness of the ear canal making it easier for water to get trapped in it.
Of course, to find out the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing, requires an immediate examination by a doctor. The doctor will examine using an otoscope to evaluate the condition of your ear. If an infection occurs, treatment is generally in the form of ear drops containing antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. If necessary, it can also be combined with oral medications as pain relievers and anti-inflammatory.
In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to keep your symptoms from getting worse:
Avoid getting water into the ear canal. For that you use ear plugs or ear protectors when swimming or bathing.
Don't pick your ears. Cotton buds are only used to clean the outer ear and do not go too deep so that dirt is not pushed into the ear.
Do not insert objects that are at risk of causing the skin of the ear canal to be scratched or scratched.
For additional information, you can read articles about otitis externa at https://www.HealthReplies.com/otitis-eksterna
That's the information I can convey, I hope it's useful.