Ear foreign body

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Background

  • Usually children 6 yo or younger

Clinical Features

  • Caregiver often reports seeing child put something in the ear
  • Decreased hearing or otalgia
  • More common on right (hand dominant) side
  • May have otorrhea or bleeding

Differential Diagnosis

Ear Diagnoses

External

Internal

Inner/vestibular

Diagnosis

  • Typically seen on visual inspection or otoscopy
  • Check other ear / nares

Management

Disposition

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