Foreign body in the ear canal-in children
Common objects found in ears include food material, beads, toys, and insects. Children often place items in their ears out of curiosity.
Insects are well known to crawl into the ear, usually when you are asleep. Sleeping on the floor or outdoors would increase the chance of this unpleasant experience. Pain is the most common symptom. If the object is blocking most of the ear canal, you may experience a decrease in hearing on that side.
If an object becomes lodged in the ear it is usually best to have it removed by an ENT doctor who can view the object with proper lighting and instruments.
Having a live insect in your ear can be extremely uncomfortable. People are often desperate to get the bug to stop moving. If you do not have a known hole in your eardrum, it is usually safe to place a few drops of mineral oil into the ear. This will kill the bug and allow you to calmly and safely get to the ENT specialist for removal.
If any trauma to the ear canal, appropriate antibiotic ear drops are given.