A 66-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

do i need to clean my ear canal?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Wax and dirt can buildup and lessen your hearing ability without you recognizing it. Some wax buildup is so thick that you may need to get a solution from your pharmacy to dissolve the wax. Be careful and follow directions exactly to keep from puncturing your ear drum.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Conceivably, if the cleaning itself was intense enough physically or chemically to cause mucosal irritation and inflammation of the ear canal or eardr ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Swimmer's ear: I suspect that you probably have swimme's ear. See your health care provider . May need some ear drop.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Go to doctor: A doctor should look in your ear canal to make sure you have not perforated the eardrum.You may be referred to an ENT(ear,nose and throat specialist). ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Get checked: potentially any toxin, pathogen, allergen could cause itchiness, so get checked. The first thing I always check for is the bacterium C. Trachomatis be ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month