An object has been removed from the ear canal. A foreign body in the ear can lead to irritation. Sometimes this can cause infection in the outer ear canal.
If prescription eardrops have been given, use these as directed. Do not get water in your ear for the next five days. (Do not go swimming for 5 days.)
You may use acetaminophen or ibuprofen to control pain, unless another pain medicine was prescribed. Note: If you have chronic liver or kidney disease, or if you have ever had a stomach ulcer or gastrointestinal bleeding, talk with your healthcare provider before using these medicines.
Follow up with your healthcare provider, or as advised.
When to seek medical advice
Call your healthcare provider right away if any of these occur
Ear pain, itching, or discharge
Redness or swelling of the outer ear
Blood or fluid draining from the ear
Persistent hearing loss
Fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, or as directed by your healthcare provider