Ear Pain After Cleaning In Dr. ENT?
Good morning doctor r nSeveral weeks ago I felt my right ear was full and my hearing was getting low, I had visited Dr. HTT and was diagnosed with hard wax blocking the ear canal, after being given drops for about 5 days my ear cleaned by the doctor, but on the same day after the procedure I felt a lot of water coming out of my ears until finally on the third day after the procedure my ears were again blocked and painful. I decided to go back to dr. Ent to do an examination, dr. Saying that my eardrums were good and there were no signs of infection, he returned to clean my ears which he said were closed again because of the wet wax. R nThe problem was over that day, but two days after that my earlobes were sore and sometimes I had difficulty chewing. food. When I felt a small lump behind my ear. R nWhy is it actually for me? R nIs this natural as the effect of the cleansing action of dr. YT?
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
Ear pain that you experience can be caused by several conditions, such as:
1. External ear infection / otitis externa
This condition is an inflammation of the ear canal. This infection can occur and starts from injury to the ear canal. In addition, this condition can also be caused by frequently picking your ears, wearing a headset for too long, or being exposed to contaminated water while swimming. External ear infection can cause pain in the ear, hearing loss, discharge from the ear, it can also be accompanied by enlargement of the lymph nodes around the ear.
In your condition, there may be a small wound during ear cleaning the other day, causing an infection in the ear canal and an external ear infection. The lump you feel behind the ear, can be an enlarged lymph node as a symptom of an infection in the outer ear. However, it is also possible that your ear pain is caused by other things as below.
2. Middle ear infection (otitis media)
Middle ear infections are often preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection (such as cough, cold, sore throat, allergies, or sinusitis) that causes blockage of the tube that connects the ear to the nose. This blockage results in a pressure differential and a buildup of fluid in the middle ear which can lead to infection. This infection can cause the eardrum to burst so that pus will leak out of the ear. The symptoms caused are pain, ringing in the ears, the ears feel full, and discharge when the eardrum ruptures
3. Mastoid infection (mastoiditis): characterized by a lump behind the ear, redness, and pain on pressure. Mastoiditis is usually a complication of middle ear infection
The earwax that has accumulated a lot can press on the ear walls, causing pain
5. Foreign objects
A foreign object left in the ear, for example cotton swabs, can trigger an inflammatory reaction and cause pain, hearing loss, and may be accompanied by a discharge of inflammatory fluid in the ear
To ascertain the cause of your complaint, it is better to consult further with an ENT specialist. The doctor will further explore your complaint and will conduct an ear examination with a special tool, namely an otoscope or ear funnel, and check your hearing function with a tuning fork. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
As an initial treatment at home, you can take over-the-counter pain medications such as paracetamol. If the liquid comes out, you can use clean gauze to clean the liquid on the outside. Avoid picking your ears with your fingers or cotton buds, using earphones for long periods of time, and listening to sounds (such as music) that are too loud to prevent further damage and maintain ear health. Also prevent the ears from getting into water, dirt, or foreign objects.
If there are urgent signs of complications from this condition, namely persistent high fever, headache, vomiting, seizures, decreased consciousness, immediately consult the nearest emergency room for immediate treatment.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya