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What is the first aid treatment for outer ear injuries?

Treatment for outer ear injuries is primarily covering the ear up and holding it in place. In this video, I will describe how to provide aid for this type of injury. 
 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The following are first aid treatment guidelines for outer ear injuries:
  • If you suspect head trauma, call for medical help.
  • If bleeding, apply direct pressure.
  • If a portion has been amputated, treat accordingly.
  • Apply cool compress to decrease swelling.
  • Get medical attention.
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