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What does loss of hearing and major pains in my ear mean?

Asked by aydienlush (4points) September 15th, 2010

friends tell me it might be swimmers ear so i got a solution to get rid of the water in my ear but it increased the pain 10 fold.

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Lightlyseared's avatar

It means you should go and see a doctor.

Swimmers ear is inflamation of the outer ear canal. If that’s what you have then whatever you put in your ear probably just irritated it more.

Jeruba's avatar

Don’t mess around with this if your hearing is at stake. Friends’ advice does not outweigh diagnosis and treatment by a qualified physician.

hearkat's avatar

Hi, I’m an Audiologist. Your symptoms could be caused by numerous conditions. The only way to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment is to have the ear examined by a licensed medical professional. I suggest starting with a general or family practitioner who will then refer you to a ear specialist if needed.

Jeruba's avatar

Hi, @hearkat, I hoped you would show up! We’re so lucky to have a pro on board.

GladysMensch's avatar

It means that you likely have one or several spiders living on your ear canal. It/they grew angry when you poured your remedy in the ear and started attacking your ear drum as punishment. In other words, get to a doctor.

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