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At Home Brazilian Wax
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 the wax and make it easier to clean out by a physician. In my experience, i would be certain that you have wax and have it removed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Can ear irrigation be done at home to clean out wax? I had my ear cleaned out two weeks ago at doctor wax is back not allowed to use qtip wax removal
You Bet, Fairly Easy: Best: simply work shampoo into ear canals, with little finger tip, each time you shampoo your hair. Helps to pull pina back with opposite hand behind head while working in the soap. The wax will be softened by the shampoo ; work out. The usual medical tool for mechanical wax removal is 3 mm od buck ear curette, but not good if cannot see ; don't know anatomy. Q-tip too big, pushes wax further in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are ear wax removal kits safe for me to remove impacted wax ? My doctor said my ears look fine, but I really want the wax out.
Cerumen: it would be better to have your ears examined by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more
Encourage you: To seek medical care.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long will it take to rid my ear of wax using over-the-counter wax remover drops, after unsuccessfully having my ear flushed at the dr's office?
Self care: Are you a dentist with a trained assistant to help you, ; have all necessary sterilized instruments available to help you in case you run into a problem? I have been extracting teeth for over 40 years ; once in awhile an apparently easy tooth to extract becomes an unexpected chore! and don't forget the saying, "a doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient". If a lay person, i think not! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I Disagree: When living with someone else such as your parents or a roomrate, common courtesy rules apply. I would discuss it with your parents and decide after that.I know that in my home, i expect people visiting to respect the " rules" about things, such as smoking, guests etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If used correctly, are q-tips good for cleaning out ears, wax, etc? I saw a commercial saying they were harmful for our ears.
Varies some: The wax is made in the outer half of the canal and is likely to fall out in time if left alone.The adult canal is wide enough to permit some retrieval of wax if limited to just inside the entrance.Further penetration just pushes the wax toward the drum, decreases its chance to shed naturally and increases blockage. The canal in kids is so tight, it just pushes it in. Drum damage does occur in some. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For ear wax clog, should I use olive oil only or take turn using peroxide? Also should I irrigate ear at home or not?
Not lijely: No permanent treatmentGet a more detailed answer ›
Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the back teeth. Avoid using any product that requires a "pre rinse" as this is usually acidic and can destroy tooth structure as well as make them more sensitive. A kit custom made by a dentist is the most effective method. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can try it: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair dryer, flat iron) every day. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Do not comb or twist wet hair. Massage in warm olive oil or coconut oil and leave for 30-40 minutes before washing. Always use lukewarm (not hot) to wash your hair. ...Read more
Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. psoriasis? treatment?
I used murine ear wax removal drop, s but I don't have a syringe or anything to flush the wax out?
Try the shower: After using the murine you can try letting the shower water run in your ear to clear the material out. As a rule, however, i prefer my patients absolutely positively leave their ears alone! the ear, in almost all cases will clean itself and you can only make things worse by trying to clean it. If your ears bother you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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