Hearing management

Posted by: jus | 2008-11-25


foreign body

4yrs ago i got a -|- roach while sleeping and the doc i visited tried flushing it out to no luck fearing he would burst my ear drum he said i could ignore it and bits of it will come off with ear buds!!! now 4yrs later i think its fossilised in!!! any advice? can i go deaf? or get infection??

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Jus

I would strongly recommend that you seek a second opinion and have that ear looked at again, preferably by an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. It is possible that it came out by itself though and you might be dealing with another problem. Also please refrain from using cotton buds in your ears, they do a lot more harm than good for the ears and you have a better chance of compacting something in your ears, than of removing it.

Please let me know if you have any further questions

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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