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cleaning wax out of the ears

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
46 years experience Pediatrics
It's possible: Feeling fullness doesn't usually happen after cleaning out ear wax, so it's likely that there was a little liquid left behind from the cleaning. Also ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, but...: They may feel full because they're NOT really cleaned out. When we clean our own ears with a Q-tip, we tend to push a lot of wax deeper into the ear ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Only outside: Wax production is a normal process. It is only advisable to wipe away what you observe with a damp soft cloth or baby wipe. Never place anything insid ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Q tips may cause : Harm if used in the ear canal. You could perforate your ear drum, impact ear wax further, cause injury to the tissues of the external ear canal or ^ c ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Occasionally yes: If one needs to use qtip occasionally to rid of the soft wax, it is ok. Using qtip too often may lead to infection in the external ear canals by remo ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies some: The wax is made in the outer half of the canal and is likely to fall out in time if left alone.The adult canal is wide enough to permit some retrieval ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Question vague but: Someone should look inside. Unless a person is very good at cleaning wax from her ears (we doctors do not recommend such activities), she won't be abl ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rufus Nortje
Specializes in General Practice
Ear wax: The best option is to consult your GP to rinse this out. Better to examine the ear canal first. Your GP may then prescribe a home tool kit that are de ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Earwax: Do not clean ear wax unless it is causing a blockage. You can buy a wax removal kit at the pharmacy and carefully follow the instructions to remove t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Water irrigation: If you are unfortunate enough to be an earwax collector, you may need to start a regular cerumen program. Once a month, fill your affected ear with b ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
See pediatrician: I would recommend bringing your child to see his/her pediatrician or family physician. Ear pain could be due to infection or eustachian tube dysfunct ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Scharf
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unusual: What's wrong with flushing it out when necessary? you can do this yourself at home
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Instructions: Complete instructions: http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-care

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