I kept feeling like there was a hair poking me in the ear, but I could never find the hair. So I thought maybe I just had some wax buildup. So I carefully took some tweezers, and using the apex/handle end (not the tweezing part) gently went inside my ear to see if I could dig out the wax. Instead I have found what i first thought was a scab on the upper part of my ear canal, towards the middle of the canal. It is hard, and I can feel the metal scratch against it. Its definitely not skin. It immediately start to bleed, but not too bad. I then noticed that I could feel pressure on the bone located there as if there was a tear in the skin that normally covers the bone and that I was actually scraping against the bone! Is this possible? If so, what should I do? Can it heal on its own? Should I worry about possible infection? I'm kinda scared as there is some slight pain from this and my ear will drain blood and clear fluid at night while I sleep on my side.
Sticking anything in your ear is a bad idea/practice. I use Q-Tips at times to work on ear wax along with hydrogen peroxide, which I let soak first. Never would I consider sticking anything made out of medal or even hard wood in my ear.
I think you should see a doctor, even a primary care doctor. At this point there is no need to go to a specialist, I think, just the family doctor is able to look into your ear and decide if there is something wrong inside.
That's why I was careful, especially not to go all the way to the eardrum. I normally use q-tips as well. But i've also read that q-tips can cause impacted wax and sometimes pieces of cotton could become lodged. Going to a doctor is not an option for me at the moment, so my main concern was if this was even possible. It almost feels jagged, bumpy like a scab can be.
Good to know you are being careful - I always feel like I'm getting away with something when I stick a Q-tip in my ear. It is usually first soaked in hot water, or in hydrogen peroxide and then I do more rubbing than pushing - it generally feels "good", like I have an itch in there.
I have never noticed anything like you describe, but keeping the post alive may yet surface someone who has something that will help... I hope so.
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