My three year old child was itching his ear earlier,we inserted a q tip to try and remove wax and his ear began bleeding. It actually soaked a q tip. We called his pediatrician, who said it may have been an insect bite and to bring him in Monday. However, his entire ear canal looks bloody. Is it possible we opened up a previous scratch? Would it bleed that much? He is hearing fine out of the ear. Would he be able to hear if his ear drum were perforated??
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Sorry about this problem.
If he can hear from same side as well as from other side, his drum (tympanic membrane) will be intact. He might have had a bump due to bite or infection of hair follicle.
Please instill some antiseptic drops till you visit your doctor and keep wad of sterile cotton.
The area under ear canal skin is richly supplied with blood vessels so it will bleed enough to fill the canal.
Hope there is no active bleeding now, it should stop in few minutes.
Not more but less because drum skin is thn and tout, not having many blood vessels.
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