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can you put olive oil in your ear

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Ear: Nothing should go in your ear with out a doctors supervsion.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sounds like an: implausible situation. If you have a lesion or mass in your ear - would encourage medical evaluation.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: There are times when it could be dangerous, like a perforated ear drum for instance. But for a suspected middle ear infection, this form of treatment ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Oil can clot and clog your ears.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Olive oil in ear: That wasn't a very good idea. You might consider seeing a board certified otolaryngologist who has specialized equipment that can be used to remove it ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: probably have wax which the oil softened go see an ent to have it removed
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
See ENT: You should see ENT to be checked; it may be wax blocking the ear canal.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
40 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: Why would you want to? Avoid this. But is it safe? Yes. Just dumb.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A foreign body in your ear canal could cause this sensation. Please also avoid using q-tips as it could further push something deeper into your ear ca ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Try other side: It may not be an external ear problem, rather internal--try a decongestant, like Pseudoephedrine (if no hypertension) or afrin (oxymetazoline). If imp ... Read More
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