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Monmouth Junction, NJ
A 23-year-old male asked:

I used a blow dryer on low setting for 2-3 minutes to dry my wet ears (6 inches away). i now hear a ringing sound. it has been 2 days, ringing sound has gotten less but not completely vanished. there is almost no pain. will the ringing go away?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Good judgement ears: You may have melted ear wax and pushed it against ear drum. Someone needs to look and see. I would not do that again-blow dry ear. I trust you now have good judgement on how not to blow dry ears. How do you get good judgement you ask? By bad judgement. ;-)

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