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Thanks for your question
i am ENT doctor and want to help you
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Sorry to hear about this incident
i appreciate that
Is there a fresh bleeding coming out of the ear canal
no, nothing is coming out of the ear. the only time i saw blood was when I placed a qtip back into my ear canal to see if was anything there.
Are you sure its blood
Are you having any ringing noise in ear also?
almost certain - it was red and just a spot on the qtip
no additional ringing (I do have a slight case of tinnitus, but the noise has not elevated or changed)
Thanks for your info
Yes there is a strong possibility that you have damaged your ear drum because there is no other source of getting blood after a trauma
would you recommend that I go to the ER or is it ok to wait until Monday to see my regular physician?
But i assure you that there is nothing much to worry because the ear drum traumatic perforations heal very well.
You need to go to ER because doctor may prescribe antibiotics
There is always a risk of getting secondary infection in the ear after such events
yes, I'm aware that the eardrum can usually heal itself. Is it dangerous if I wait until Monday to see my doctor or do you strongly suggest I go to the ER today?
Since i am an ENT doctor so i suggest that you should be just careful about one thing that you should avoid water entry in that ear
thank you - I read about not allowing water to enter the ear canal while it is damaged
You can use ear plugs or a cotton soaked in oil or Vaseline to be put in ear during a bath
Yes i would recommend an ER visit to have it examined because you will be in need of antibiotics because ear get infected very easily
But No ear drops
Never use Q Tip again, its never recommended
thank you - I appreicate your advice. In other words, I should not wait until Monday to have this looked at, correct?
Yes i think you should go to ER, just to avoid any ear infection
I wish you good luck and good recovery
thank you. I will do that today. I appreciate your good advice.
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donot worry , i repeat, it will heal soon
yes - very much. thanks again.
thank you :-)