How do I manage an ear injury on a daily basis?

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For daily management of external ear injuries, be sure to keep any cuts and abrasions clean and bandaged. Get a tetanus shot, particularly if you have not had one in several years and if dirt entered the wound. Daily care of internal ear injuries will vary based on the cause. If an object got into the ear and has been removed without causing damage, then no daily care is required. If an object ruptured the eardrum, the eardrum typically will repair itself in a few weeks. During those weeks, keep the ear dry, do not clean inside the ears, and try not to blow your nose.

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Ear Injury

If you have an ear injury, you may experience symptoms like earache, clear or bloody discharge from the ear, or changes in or loss of hearing. Ear injuries can also cause dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms. If you are injured a...

nd have severe pain in your ear or other worrisome symptoms, have your doctor examine your ear. Do not try to stick tweezers or cotton swabs in your ear to remove a lodged object as this might make the injury worse. If your ear is bleeding or wounded, wash the cut and apply a compress. Continued bleeding after 10 minutes may need to be checked out by a medical professional.
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