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My husband's plastic earring back is lodged in his ear. How

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My husband's plastic earring back is lodged in his ear. How can we get it out?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--what part of the earring is lodged in his ear and have you tried anything so far?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is the little plastic back. We tried to push it out through the back but it is sideways in the back of the ear
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sorry but I'm not quite clear here--is there something actually in his ear canal or are you saying it's stuck in his ear lobe?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is stuck in the ear lobe
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK. My suggestion would be to apply moist heat to the lobe for about five minutes, then lubricate the lobe with mineral oil, and then grab the stuck part with a small tweezers and gently pull it out. If that doesn't work he'll need to see a doctor in a walk-in clinic who would have instruments that will extract it