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foreign body

What should do If an insect or foreign body is in the ear?

Ears are also a sensitive part of our body and sometimes some problems are create in the ear. Children may push foreign bodies like peas, grams, beads, buttons, pieces of stones or pieces of chalk etc. into their ears. An insect may also enter into the ear, if not removed may cause serious complications.

Treatment

  • Put warm oil in the ear to float out the insect.
  • If unsuccessful then contact the doctor
  • Under no circumstances try to remove foreign body with a match stick, tweezers or hair pins etc. During this act the delicate membrane called the eardrum may be damaged.