I think I might have ear rupture And parents think it’s a joke
I think I ruptured my eardrum from q tips but my parents think it’s a joke
Hi, so let me explain what happened and how it happened. I have used ear tips in my ears for almost 18 years. ( I’m 18 years old). And had no issues with rupturing or pain in the ear drum. Now yesterday I was going to brush my teeth. And when before brushing my teeth I was listening to music, I took my AirPods out, and saw ear wax on it, so I thought I might need to clean my ears. So then I went into the bathroom and I was about to brush my teeth, then I grabbed two q tips, I did the left ear nothing happened. But when I did the right ear I put it in and suddenly I screamed so loud I said “aaaah” I heard the ear drum kind of heart beating and lost my hearing on that ear for about 3-4 seconds. My mom and dad was like are you ok are you ok? I was like no, I’m not okay. Then I was saying to my dad I think I ruptured my ear drum, he started to laugh and said, son if you ruptured your eardrum you would scream so loud and touch the ceiling. Then, he started to laugh, he called me a overthinker and he said by morning you will be fine. So I took his word and I couldn’t sleep for almost 2 hours, then at 5 AM today, I woke up and started crying and sweating that I might have lost partially of my hearing, then I ran into my moms room, she was sleeping and said what happened? I explained what happened last night, and she said you will be fine just wait it’s nothing serious let me go to sleep I have to go to work. And now morning, I woke up and the pain was still happening, I forgot to mention at 5 AM the pain stopped but when you put your finger in your ear drum it hurts, now the pain comes and goes. When I yawn it pains the most! Now I did some research online, and they said that go to the doctor or a ear doctor, because this can lead to hearing loss and issues. Now with my ear I can hear my left one more clearly than my right, if feels like I’m deaf in one ear, but when I cover my left year I can hear the right, but technically partially of my hearing in that case. If I don’t go to the doctor because of my parents situation will it heal by itself my parents so called “had this issue” and said it healed within days?, do you think the partially hearing is permanent and I can get back to my 100% hearing on my right ear back?, what else should I do? Should I avoid listening to music from my AirPods to take a pre-caution? One more thing I can say, why would I cry so much on a situation that I can loose my hearing. You can never get it back, it’s like being blind or deaf. When some finger comes out, it doesn’t grow back. Thank you for reading my post. Also I forgot to mention that my eardrum on the left is more less deep than the one on the right, does this mean that my ear drum got pushed because of the q tip incident?