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can i use a plunger to unclog my ear

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Safe? Who cares?: Ear candles are silly. As a wax expert i can tell you that ear candles are no more effective than any other over the counter measure. They can cause d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not much: Many patients often try to use ear coning with candle etc in order to facilitate or remove wax. I would not recommend this and instead recommend that ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear cleaning: Hello, i recommend an otc product called debrox. This product has a wax softening agent with peroxide. I recommend patients use this product as direct ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.
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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience Family Medicine
Sure, but: You may lose some scalp hair in the process and you may get an allergy or irritation from the glue chemicals. I don't recommend it.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javed Hussain
35 years experience Pediatrics
NO: You can use q tips after the shower.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Quinn
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
No Q-tips: Don't put anything into your ear to try and scratch it- you are more likely to do more harm than good. Go to your doctor so they can look directly in ... Read More
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A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Background noise: When there is competing environmental sounds, the ringing in your ears can be "masked" or drowned out. This is why some physicians recommend the use o ... Read More
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See doctor: Best to see a doctor to examine the ear make sure the drum is ok as some of the drops when used for prolonged periods can be harmful if it is. Also t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Not my favorite: I have spent 20 years unplugging ears and i never used hydrogen peroxide. Check out drug store, there are a number of overt the counter cerumenolytics ... Read More

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