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My ear is bleeding from q tip what should I do? Had q tip in

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My ear is bleeding from q tip what should I do?
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Customer: Had q tip in ear when showering and bumped it hard when washing hair.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 months ago.


When was this incident happened?

Is it profuse and persistent bleeding?

Pain in ear?

Any hearing loss?


Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 months ago.


Possibly you have either injured the skin covering the external auditory canal or the bleeding you see on the Q-tip is due to a very small blood vessel that has broken due to repeated irritation.

In most of the cases,this should heal on its own without intervention.

You should apply cool compresses outside the ear.

You can make a small cotton plug, wet it with betadine solution and pack the ear with this plug.

Do take care do this very gently and not push it hard inside.

You should also avoid getting any water into the ear.

For pain you can take OTC Motrin and claritin.
In case you have profuse bleeding and pain,hearing loss then visit ER otherwise make an appointment with your ENT specialist for a clinical examination.

Hope this helps.
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