The Ear Feels Blocked And There Are White Lumps In The Ear Hole?
, I used to clean the right ear. It turned out that the dirt I got was unnatural. That is, not like earwax as usual, the formation of the yellow lumps felt hard when removed. Until now, my right ear is currently hearing impaired. After seeing the time it was cleaned it turned out that in my ear there was something white, obstructing and painful, very, very. What is the right solution according to my doctor what to do, before I went to the ENT expert?
Hello Irman Glamor,
Thank you for the question.
Before you need to explain whether your complaint is accompanied by chewing pain, fever, discharge, and whether there are ringing ears. Basically, if there is a blockage or clot in the ear that is blocking the eardrum and the bones of the ear, the hearing function will be disrupted. There are many causes of a lump in the ear, such as:
Obstruction of foreign objects, such as the Sic bud. Blockage of earwax, or serumen prop. Otitis externa. Cholesteatoma. These things are usually caused by many factors, such as upper respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections, or the habit of manipulating the ear such as prying ears. You can consult an ENT specialist so that the doctor can assess further complaints, conduct a physical examination to see the appearance of your ear including the inside of the ear by using a device called an otoscope, so that the doctor can carry out further treatments, such as performing ear cleaning procedures, and providing ear drops and antibiotics.
Here are the things you can do before leaving for a consultation with a doctor:
Don't manipulate anything on the ear like cleaning it. Just use a damp cloth to clean the outer ear. Avoid prying ears with fingers, nails, or ear picks, especially the bud bud. Use over-the-counter ear drops to soften lumps of dirt in your ear so they can be easily removed. Do not put water in the ear. Avoid swimming for a while. Hope it helps and get well soon :)