What is the rate of incidence for ear injuries?

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Since all ear injuries do not require medical treatment, there is no way to know with certainty the rate of incidence. As many young children get ear injuries from putting things in their ears or from blows to the ears while playing, it is safe to say it is a fairly common occurrence. Additionally, adults have their fair share of ear injuries, for the same reasons as children do and from abrupt changes in air pressure, as experienced during flying or deep sea diving.

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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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