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Ear wax stuck to eardrum

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Bayati
Wound care 35 years experience
Peroxide: Be very careful. Hydrogen peroxide can damage you ears and cause serious trouble.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 42 years experience
See ENT: Given your history, it would be easiest and safest to see an ear, nose and throat doctor (otolaryngologist) to remove the wax. You'll feel so much bet... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
ENT: Hello. If you have a large quantity of cerumen that is obstructing your ear canal and effecting your hearing - it is likely time to see your physician... Read More
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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Get checked: Unless there's a hole in your eardrum (perforation) you cannot have wax stuck behind your eardrum. More likely, there is mucus in there but, it should... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
There are treatment kits for ear wax, available in any pharmacy without prescription. Probably this will be more effective than baby oil.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: Ear wax can cause hearing loss and ear discomfort but not the other symptoms. Try cleaning drum with peroxide diluted 1:1 with lukewarm water a couple... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Don't do it: If you have wax stuck on your eardrum don't use a syringe. You first have to soften the wax with the use of over-the-counter wax softening agents. The... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
28 years experience
No: Full strength peroxide is a little strong but even the otc wax drops have peroxide in them.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Safety: Please do not do anything other than seeing an Ear specialist as soon as possible. I did not enjoy a broken ear drum while in flight!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
It happens: I caution the use of earbuds. If you remember what an old cannon looks like an earbud is basically a ramrod & just the right size to push it in to... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Ear infection: Suggest you ask your doctor to clear the ear of wax so that the eardrum and ear can be better evaluated to see if you need more antibiotic or not.
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