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If there is an object lodged in the ear canal, pushing on the otoscope may push the object further into the ear and damage the eardrum.
A doctor will looks inside a child's ear with an instrument called an otoscope.
The doctor may examine the ear with an otoscope, a microscope-type device with a light source for direct inspection of the ear.
Pediatricians may examine a child's ears with a viewing instrument called an otoscope.
The diagnosis of impacted cerumen is usually made by examining the ear canal and eardrum with an otoscope, an instrument with a light attached that allows the doctor to look into the canal.
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