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.
Your vet will look into your cat's ears with an otoscope; this is a small instrument that magnifies things.
See also Ear exam with an otoscope; Hearing impairment; Otitis media.
In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, the physician inspects using an otoscope the outer ears and eardrums of the child.