Foreign body in the ear canal

Insertion of foreign bodies in to the ears is very common among children.If it is in the outer part of ear canal, doctor can remove it under direct vision after holding the child tight.If it is closer to the ear drum,it is safer to remove under general anaesthesia. Small objects which does not absorb water can be syringed out. If a live insect is impacted in the ear,one should first kill it by putting water or clean cocnut or olive oil before syringing is attempted.