I have an earache, used olive oil, now ear is blocked.

I have had an earache for a few days and read that olive oil could help. I put in some drops but now ear is completely blocked. Please help.

Age: 35
Medications: NA

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Dr. Deepak Patel

Hello. If you have had an earache for a few days, you need to find out what is causing it. You should consult your family doctor and see what’s wrong. If need be, you will be referred to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist. The olive oil may have been too consistent and is now clogged up. Foreign matter in your ear can cause infection. A GP can examine your ear and clean it out. Also a soft, thin piece of rolled up cotton may gently help it drain out. Do NOT use a qtip like swab. Consult your doctor… Read more »