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I cleaned my ears with qtips this morning and pushed too

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I cleaned my ears with qtips this morning and pushed too hard in my right ear causing pain, which stopped almost immediately.
I was sitting at my desk just now about 4 hours later and a lot of blood has come out of my right ear. There is no pain. Hearing is reduced in my right ear.
What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
you should go straight to the ER.
You need assessment, probably an antibiotic, and anti inflammatory, and ENT follow up.
You need to avoid permanent hearing loss.
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