Foreign Objects Accidents Common Cause of Deafness
All young children loves to experiment. This is how they learn. Sometimes they will stuff some foreign objects into the ear canal and then forget all about it. After a few days the child may complain of earache and there may be a foul discharge.
In attempting to remove the foreign body, try to avoid pushing it any further into the ear. If you can see the object, gently remove it with a pair of tweezers. If it is stuck tight, take the child to your doctor for proper treatment. Remember, clumsy handling may damage the skin of the ear canal and cause further trouble in the middle ear.