Hearing Loss Accompanied By Ringing After Cleaning The Ears With A Cotton Bud?
I want to ask, last night I cleaned my ears using a cotton bud, after I woke up my ears were not too sensitive to sound (decreased hearing) and kept ringing, sometimes ringing like someone who had the flu. As a result I often repeated the conversation with my interlocutors. What should I do?
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You may experience otitis externa. That is an inflammatory disease in the outer ear canal wall. In you most likely due to strong friction when probing the ear. The friction will cause the emergence of pain, the walls of the ear canal red, swollen and produce excess fluid. A lot of fluid from this condition will usually cover the ear canal so that complaints appear less sensitive and ringing ears.
This condition will improve by itself in 3 days. However, if this condition is disturbing, you should consult an ENT doctor. To be examined on your ear. Your complaint may also be caused by other diseases, such as middle ear infections, blocked ducts that connect the ear to the nasal cavity, inflammation of the eardrum and others.
To speed healing, avoid picking your ears again. Or put other objects in the ear. Also avoid swimming until complaints improve.
Thus hopefully useful.