Do I need to see a doctor for a [possibly] ruptured eardrum?
This morning I woke up to an ear wax blockade in my right ear, so I battled back a little too aggressively in my morning stupor and went too deep with the q-tips. I felt a pain in my ear, but I decided to go back to sleep. I woke up a few hours later and I can barely hear out of my right ear.
-Dull “static” sound.
-“Popping” sensation during yawns and hiccups.
-I noticed blood once, but none since.
All the research I have done says it will heal on it’s own in a week or two and I just need to keep it clean and dry. I have no idea how accurate this is.
Anyone do the same thing? What should I do? I’m thinking I will wait a week, if there’s no progress I’ll see a doctor.
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