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how to unclog your ears from wax

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
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
No wax in ear: Don't worry!!! Chances are that you do make enough ear wax to protect your ear canal, just not enough to be bothersome or noticeable. Some people have ... Read More
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Wax: Don't worry , Some people's ears produce more wax, others produce less .
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Keep bugs out: Ear wax is an evolutionary design to catch insects and keep them out and of middle and inner ear.
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wax is normal: Healthy ears produce wax as a protective layer coating the ear canal. Among other things, the wax helps to prevent fungal infections that would otherw ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Omar
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Ear canal: Any complaints relating to the ear must be checked by a doctor by looking into the canal to determine the cause of discomfort or pain. Never take advi ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
See PCP: SEE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN FOR OTOSCOPY AND AURAL IRRIGATION IF CONFIRMED.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrogen peroxide: Use 4% hydrogen peroxide. Just drip it in your ear and let it drain out.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tyler Lewark
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually: Though earbuds can shift the more superficial wax in your ear, it is unlikely that these will impact your ear completely, unless you already have a si ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wax: Most commonly hearing loss if completely filling the canal. May cause tinnitus and dizziness if pressing against drum. But usually wax is normal part ... Read More
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