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how to unclog an ear

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
29 years experience Family Medicine
Clear the Ear: If you're referring to earwax accumulation you can obtain a simple combo product that safely softens the wax with drops for several days and then allo ... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: Often it will not. You can try the over-the-counter treatments and then see an ENT doctor if the problem persists.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on cause: If it is wax or something in your ear canal, your ENT would be best to unclog it. If it is fluid behind your ear drum, either time or a myringotomy (i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUSTIN Aurbach
52 years experience Endodontics
Decongestant: Use a decongestant.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on cause: It may be as simple as wax, or more complicated like fluid behind the ears. Get someone to examine you and find the cause. Then you can find the treat ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The nose: Most clogged ears are related to nasal congestion and relieving the congestion will often solve the problem. The next question would be what is causi ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Extra bone: This is extra bone growth (exostosis) in the canal from the cold water. Nobody understands why it happens. It's not an infection like swimmer's ear.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Lets look inside: We'd need to look inside. It's probably wax try some ear drops to soften things up. It may fall out on its own. Don't use qtips. You may puncture ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Without : Without knowing anything else other than "ear noise" and " loud music" i would guess you have tinnitis secondary to some degree of acoustical trauma. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
HOLD YOUR NOSE: and SWALLOW! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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