Foreign Body (Object) in the Ear


How was a doctor able to remove the foreign body from you or your child's ear? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Tam, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

When I had a rubber end from my hearing aid lodged in my ear for months my doctor used irrigation and tried to flush it with no positive results. He then used a magnified lens, light, and tweezers to extract it. It took time and patience but he was successful. My bill was USD 450 as it was considered minor emergency once discovered. The next 2 times I extracted myself. Once with just peroxide and the last time I used peroxide and tweezers. I could hear it move with the tweezers and just persisted.

Comment from: zzamora, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 29

In the middle of the night my 4 year old son started crying, pulling at his hair. I asked him what was wrong, and he said it hurt, nothing more. So I got a cold wash cloth and placed it on his ear. He kept crying. I asked again and he said the same; that it hurt. I asked if it was the outer ear and he said no and put his finger in his ear. So I got my phone and turned on the flashlight. To my surprise there was something in his ear. I didn't know what it was but I was sure I saw something. I used my fingernail to try to move it and it did. I thought maybe some wax or something so I tried to get it out with a swab. It didn't work so I looked at it some more and decided to use my tweezers. I pulled back his ear and tweezed it out. It was a small folded piece of paper, like confetti or something. I have no idea where it came from but as soon as I got it out he was ok again. I asked him where it came from and his response was, ‘I sucked it in my nose!’ Is that even possible!

Comment from: Niets, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I'm 20 years now. I shoved toilet paper inside my ears when I was 12 but I never told my mom. And now my ears are sore. I wonder if it is expensive to remove it by the doctor.


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