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Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Sure is!: Getting a little water in helps keep the wax soft and moving out of the canal so it's not dried out and hard. You get water in your ears swimming and ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I would try to wick out any water that enters the ears after the bath using a dry cloth. However, there is no connection between the little water that ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
Dont: Leave your childs ears to nature...A washcloth at best !
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Congestion : Can clamp down on the eustachian tube which drains the ears into the throat. Thus, pressure is not equalized and can build up in the ear.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Cohen
61 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Heads up: Use ear plugs or keep your head out of the water.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perforation: You can try a hair dryer set on low heat and power to gently blow air to dry the canal. Do not put anything that has alcohol in an ear with a perforat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Water out of ear: It could be water that got into the ear from showering. Sometimes water gets stuck behind ear wax, and doesn't drain out until you're lying down and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Infection or irritation of the ear canal-swimmers ear which can be severe.
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Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
39 years experience Bariatrics
Hydrogen peroxide : May use Debrox or similar wax dissolving ear drops 2xa day for 3 days. Then use lukewarm water with about 20cc of hydrogen peroxide. This will loosen ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
What drops ?: Usually symptoms suggest Eustachian tube blockage which requires nasal decongestant drops eg iliadin. Suggest GP if not settling for otoscopy to exclu ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
It could be: Dom, if you hit hard enough to break your skull, you could have blood behind your eardrum (we call this hemotympanum). You are likely right, that the ... Read More
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