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Ear Foreign Body

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

An ear foreign body is an object that is stuck in your ear. Foreign bodies are usually trapped in the outer ear canal. This is the tube from the opening of your ear to your eardrum.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call your doctor if:

  • You have severe ear pain.
  • You have pus or blood draining from your ear.
  • You have a fever or chills.
  • You have trouble hearing, or you have ringing in your ears.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Medicines:

  • Medicines may be give to decrease pain, inflammation, or treat an infection.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him of her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Further information

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