COMMON INJURY/POISON :: Foreign Bodies in Ear, Nose, and Airway
Insects in the Ear
Insects may fly into the ear and become trapped when a child is playing outdoors. Sometimes, the insect dies after entering the ear; other times, it may remain alive and attempt to work its way back out of the ear. In either case, the insect can cause fear and discomfort for a child and the insect should be removed immediately.
First-aid for insects in the ear:
When should I call my child's physician?
Specific treatment for insects in the ear that require more than minor treatment at home will be determined by your child's physician. In general, call your child's physician:
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