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Having ear infection

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 10:21 AM
Anonymous 8 months

May i know can we wipe our ear when having infection? Like using cotton wipes to wipe the outer part after bath. Becuz i currently having ear infection

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 8 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good morning
Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worry about your problem. I will try to help you.

For your information, there are many factors that can contribute to the ear infection. They are:

  1. Increase in humidity of the ear because of over sweating or water that was trapped in the ear
  2. There is scratch in the ear that was because of frequent usage of cotton bud into the ear, usage of earbuds or usage of hearing aids.
  3. Irritation or an allergy reaction
  4. Skin disease that may spread to the ear

You may use the cotton wipes to wipe the outer part of your ear after bath to make sure that your ear are always dry and reducing the risk of the infection from getting worse. You need to avoid from frequent usage of cotton buds into your ear as it is one of the factor of getting an ear infection.

Therefore, I advise you to refer to a doctor for a proper treatment. You can also have an online consultation with our doctors for more information and further treatments.

I hope this answer will help you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Mon Nov 08 2021 10:21:18 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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