Right Ear Hurts Like Prickling And Hearing Is Reduced After Cleaning With Fingers?

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Good Afternoon Doctor.rnI’m 20 years old.. My right ear started fine. But after I cleaned my ears to the inside with my fingers suddenly the next day it hurt like being stabbed. After the pain, such as being stabbed, disappeared, but now my eardrums are like closed.. I tried to test with music and it turned out that it was increasingly clear that my right hearing was greatly reduced.rnI tried yawning many times, but to no avail. Can this be cured? I’m afraid of being deaf on the other side. Is there a cure?rnrnThank you very much.

1 Answer:

Hi michelleSavira,


Hearing loss is often influenced by age, but if it occurs suddenly and at a young age, several factors can influence them, including:

Ear infection
Injury or trauma to the head and the area around the ear
Effect of air pressure
Too often exposed to loud noise
Use of certain drugs
Other medical conditions that affect

One of the most common causes is middle ear infection, this is triggered by a number of factors such as having a previous respiratory infection, smoking, swimming, picking at the ears, and other conditions. Middle ear infection itself is characterized by fever, earache, feeling unwell, decreased sense of hearing, fullness in the ear and can be accompanied by discharge from the ear.


To be sure, it is necessary to have an examination by a doctor or an ENT specialist. Later, physical and supporting examinations will be carried out such as blood labs, hearing or audiometry tests, or imaging tests if needed. If the cause is an infection, the appropriate treatment will be given, one of which is the administration of antibiotics, either drops or oral medication. Also try not to pick the ear or swim, if there is fluid, clean the fluid that comes out, do not need to dig deep, compress the ear that is experiencing pain, and use pain relievers such as paracetamol if necessary.


Hope it is useful,


dr. Adi P.

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