Pain And Hearing Loss In The Ear?
Sorry for breaking the fast drinking sweet iced tea … after that my ears were once … to pray right now to my head … after several hours … my ears were like putting in water … it felt full of water … and my hearing was less clear .. why is that ..? please explain yes..mksh
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Pain and reduced hearing in the ear can be caused by several conditions, such as:
1. 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
2. Outer ear / swimmer's ear otitis
Infection that occurs in the outer ear can result in the formation of inflammatory fluid and pus. This fluid from inflammation and pus will come out of the ear. This condition can be caused by picking your ears frequently, wearing a headset for too long, or being exposed to contaminated water while swimming. External ear infections can cause ear pain, decreased hearing, and discharge from the ear
Earwax can cause hearing loss
4. 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 perform 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 swabs to prevent further damage. Also prevent the ears from getting into water.
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.
Hopefully this information answers the questions and is useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya