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mineral oil for ear pain

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Then either fluid temperature was too high or low compared to body temp or hole in ear drum. Should subside but may need ENT to see if hole present.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
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I dont think good: Mineral oil is prob diff to get out, will block your pores and get stuck in hair follicles. Need a gentle cleaning agent not a lubricant. In upstate N ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The : The time can vary depending upon the nature and degree of the injury to the nerve. Of more concern is whether the damage to the nerve is reversible o ... Read More
Dr. David Stall
37 years experience Dentistry
What : What you are describing is usually due to a dying and possibly abscessing dental nerve. You should immediately seek treatment to have the nerve treate ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unfortunately, no: Risk of middle ear infection increases during the process of resolving upper respiratory viral illness. However, infection is not the only cause of e ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: You should see an ENT doc and have him/her look in the ear
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: Common ear pain can originate from the canal (swimmers) or from the middle ear from infection. Ear drops might help a canal infection & oil concoc ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need diagnosis: If you push in front of the ear, you may have a problem with the jaw joint. Another possibility is the use of a Q-tip may be irritating the skin of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Stop it now: Stop the home remedies including garlic oil and have the child properly evaluated by a pediatrician or family doctor. If you donor have one, go to the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, but...: ...But not with latex condoms. Don't use oil-based lubricants with condoms.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, but No: Since you cannot digest it, the approx 120 calories per Tablespoon do not add to your daily intake at all. Even if it did - this would play no role in ... Read More

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