Sudden Ear Pain

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Definition

Ear emergencies include objects in the ear canal and ruptured eardrums.

See also: Acoustic trauma


Considerations

Children often stick objects into their ears. These objects can be difficult to remove because the ear canal is a tube of solid bone that is lined with thin, sensitive skin. Any object pressing against the skin can be very painful. In many cases, a doctor will need to use special instruments to examine the ear and safely remove the object.


Causes

Pain, hearing loss, dizziness,...

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