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A 23-year-old female asked:

About 2 weeks ago my ear felt blocked & after using wax softening drops and some annoying itching it went away. the other day my ear was itchy so i used an ear bud, comb tip& key to scratch the entrance of my ear hole now it feels blocked again?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can recheck: Unless a person has an ear camera to take pictures or videos, she cannot see inside her ear. Usually, ear symptoms that are not improving, or that persist more than 2-3 days after seeing the doctor and using medication, should be discussed with the doctor again. The doctor generally needs to reexamine the patient's head, neck, ears, nose, and throat to see why symptoms are recurring.
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Last updated Dec 7, 2019

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