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Orange ear wax

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor looks in ear: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinus... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Healthy ears: Do not obsess about your ears. Wax is a natural substance which protects the canal skin. It moistens the skin it repels water fights infection and sho... Read More
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Cerumenosis: I will advice you not to clean your own ears. Excessive cerumen is hereditary just like oily skin and hairs. See an ENT doctor for routine cleaning as... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Ear flushing: Waterpiks use high pressure water, and i would be concerned about damage to the ear drum with this. I wouldn't use anything stronger than the bulb sy... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Sinha
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Protection: Ear wax is important in providing protection to the ear and can trap dust and other material that may enter the ear canal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Not an issue: Ear wax comes in multiple hues/colors.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blood in ear wax: Trauma, inflammation or infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
No: Ear wax (cerumen) is common in the external ear canals but does not interfere with sinus function and therefore does not cause sinus infections.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Hydrogen peroxide: Although i never would advise trying to clean wax from the ear as a home procedure, try 3% otc hydrogen peroxide. This solution will at least liquify... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a perox... Read More
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