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Monday, October 12, 2009

Forwarded email: WHAT TO DO WHEN INSECT GOES INTO EAR

Very useful tips for parents and grandparents, baby sitters, aunties and uncles:

FYI. especially those who have young children, sharing this knowledge.

A Family wrote about the incident of their child. Early this morning at about 4am, my eldest daughter was complaining and cry-saying that she felt pain in her ear.

I tried to calm her down and persuaded her to let me have a look at it but she refused and showed us her stubbornness and tormented her anger at us.

I can see why, as I saw pain in her little eyes. It was a scary incident for us as we're worried and got no clue of what is the cause of it and what to do. So I decided to call my sister-in-law whom is a doctor for advice.

She told me to pour baby oil into my daughter's ear. After a while of persuasion, I finally manage to calm her down and pour baby oil into her ear. She then manage to go back to her sleep.

Next morning, she woke up without complain and went to her usual Sunday Class. I thought everything was ok. But,when she came back from school, she complained to me that she found difficulty in hearing clearly.

I quickly took her to ENT Specialist. In my heart was asking questions on whether is it due to the oil that I poured last night and hence, it affected her drum? The thought of it scares me.

When it's our turn to see the doctor, I explained to the doctor on last night incident. The doctor then inserted a small wire, which is also known to be a tiny camera into my daughter's ear.

I was amazed when he showed me on the TV screen, the leg of an insect and told me that was the cause of the pain and hearing problem. He then inserted another kind of wire to suck the insect out. He told me that luckily I poured baby oil into my daughter's ear quick enough, otherwise the "alive insect" could go deeper and it can damage her ear.

He told us what we did was a right thing to do as baby oils or cooking oils will kill the insect. However, after doing so, we must quickly visit the nearest doctor, to take it out.

Do not wait any longer. I was relieved and thankful that nothing happens to my daughter, even though we took our time to see the doctor, after putting the baby oil in her ear.

2 comments:

~y3nch1ng~ said...

Last time I heard another method is to off the lights, and the use a torch light to shine at the ear. The insect might fly out following the source of light.

吹水 - CHUI SUI said...

Not always works with torch light coz the insect just too panic to find the light. Oil is an inconvenient way, but it works :)