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Foreign body in the ear

Foreign body in the ear is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with foreign body in the ear, 70% report having ear pain, 17% report having diminished hearing, and 14% report having bleeding from ear. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of foreign body in the ear are bleeding from ear and hysterical behavior, although you may still have foreign body in the ear without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with foreign body in the ear often receive nonoperative removal of foreign body, wound care management, other therapeutic ear procedures and ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with foreign body in the ear include ofloxacin, hydrogen peroxide topical, ketamine, benzocaine topical, carbamide peroxide otic, colistin/hc/neomycin/thonzonium otic, antipyrine / benzocaine, tetracaine topical product, varicella-zoster immune globulin, prednisolone-sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, azelaic acid topical and dextromethorphan (duramax) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for foreign body in the ear include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
3.2x
5-14 years
4.2x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
0.4x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
1.3x
White
0.8x
Other
0.6x
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