my inner ear is numb. i can still hear. should i be worried?
Sorry--what do you mean exactly by saying your inner ear is numb?
i used a q tip to remove excess wax from it. its been a few hours and the inside part is numb. i can still hear though
Sorry--are you saying that the feeling in the canal is a numb feeling or are you saying the ear feels stopped up?
in the canal
So if you put the Qtip in the canal now it feels numb? Was there any bleeding when you tried to get the wax out?
there was no bleeding
But how can you tell the canal is numb--by putting your finger in it?
yes. i put my finger in it and it doesn't feel the same as it does the other ear
OK--you probably scraped the skin of the canal when you tried to get the wax out. This isn't anything serious and it should resolve itself by tomorrow. Just don't put anything in the ear for now.