Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ear Foreign Body Treatment

Ear foreign bodies should be removed by a doctor, in order to avoid further injury to the ear.

Treatment for ear foreign body may include:

  • Ear foreign body removal
  • Irrigation of the ear canal
  • Antibiotic ear drops
  • Analgesic ear drops

Ear Foreign Body Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of an ear foreign body.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • Will I need to be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for otitis externa?
  • Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?

Ear Foreign Body Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ear foreign bodies:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ear Foreign Body References
  1. Balbani AP, Sanchez TG, Butugan O, Kii MA, Angelico FV Jr, Ikino CM, D'Antonio WE. Ear and nose foreign body removal in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1998 Nov 15;46(1-2):37-42. [10190703]
  2. Steele BD, Brennan PO. A prospective survey of patients with presumed accidental ear injury presenting to a paediatric accident and emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2002 May;19(3):226-8. [11971833]
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