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How do I get impacted ear wax removed?

How do I get impacted ear wax removed?

Ear wash: There are over-the-counter ear wash kits available which are frequently successful in removing impacted wax. If this is unsuccessful, see your pcp or an ENT to have the ears cleaned. ...Read more

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Ear Wax (Definition)

Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more


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Why is my ear wax white and flakey and hurts to remove?

Why is my ear wax white and flakey and hurts to remove?

Eczema: Folks with eczematoid skin in ear canals will have white flaky cerumen. It hurts to be removed due to attachment to canal skin. See an ENT doctor for cleaning. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove ear wax when peroxide and hot water don't work?

What can I do to remove ear wax when peroxide and hot water don't work?

Doctor can help: After trying to get rid of ear wax with water or another liquid, there may be a glob of wet mushy wax that is still inside. A primary care doctor can look inside the ear canal and usually get the remaining wax out... either with a currette, or by flushing the ear with water, or with both methods. ...Read more

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There any products that I can buy that can remove ear wax deep inside the ear?

There any products that I can buy that can remove ear wax deep inside the ear?

Beware: Do not try to remove wax deep from the ear. You may damage the ear drum if you have noticed a diminution in your hearing see an ENT specialist he will decide whether you need to have your ears syringed usually after giving drops to put in your ears to make the wax less sticky or solid. ...Read more

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How do I remove impacted ear wax?

How do I remove impacted ear wax?

You don't: Impacted ear canal wax is not so easy to remove. If it has been documented that you have such a problem, using hydrogen peroxide 4 times a day for a week will usually liquify the wax so it can easily be irrigated with warm water. An ENT doctor is the most experienced doctor to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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How can impacted ear wax be removed?

How can impacted ear wax be removed?

Carefully by an ENT: If it's impacted 9 times out of 10 it was pushed in by a well intentioned q-tip. Removing impacted wax is bread and butter for an ENT doctor. We have the proper skill and equipment. Anything that you try has the risk of further aggravating your ear leading to worsening impaction and risking infection and pain. Do nothing and contact an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy to remove ear wax?

Soften it: Putting drops of hydrogen peroxide into each ear canal 2-3 times per week can keep the wax very soft. This way it will come out of the canal on its own over time. And never go digging with cotton swabs. You will wind up pushing more wax into the canal and creating nice wax bricks. ...Read more

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How to remove ear wax with hydrogen peroxide?

How to remove ear wax with hydrogen peroxide?

You don't.: Do not use peroxide in your ears. Use an over the counter ear wax cleaning kit or simple mineral oil. If you have a lot of wax build up see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that putting in drops of baby oil can help remove excess ear wax?

Is it true that putting in drops of baby oil can help remove excess ear wax?

Earwax: Aah, the facination with clean ears, baby oil, olive oil, peroxide, peroxide and water, colace (docusate sodium) as well as several over the counter meds such as debrox and Cerumenex have been used for squeaky clean ears. But remember, that wax is supposed to be there to protect the ear canal, and the body takes care of naturally pushing it out. Let your doctor deal with it when he/she needs to take a look at the ear drums. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would warm water and vinegar help remove ear wax?

Hi docs, would warm water and vinegar help remove ear wax?

Perhaps but...: Accumulation of ear wax is common ; can be challenging to remove- even in my office with ear syringes and tools to directly scrape out the wax it can take a long time. I recommend you try hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax- see http://earthclinic. Com/cures/ear-wax-removal-home-remedy. Html
but if you have a large accumulation of ear wax you may need to see a doctor (or nurse) to have it removed. ...Read more

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Does Baby oil work to remove ear wax build up??

Does Baby oil work to remove ear wax build up??

Yes...: Couple drops at bed time for few days. Caution you should not have perforation of your ear drum. ...Read more

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How do you use carbamide peroxide to remove ear wax?

How do you use carbamide peroxide to remove ear wax?

I'd use H2O2: I'd recommend hydrogen peroxide;2-4 drops applied to the ear twice a day. ...Read more

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Cracking in my right ear after a few days after I had ear wax removed from my left ear. Have so discomforting pain when inserting headphones?

Cracking in my right ear after a few days after I had ear wax removed from my left ear. Have so discomforting pain when inserting headphones?

As long as: There's no change in hearing or severe pain I think you're OK to wait and see if it goes away. It's not uncommon to have a little discomfort after earwax disimpaction. In the meantime keep the headphones out of your ears or use the "over the ear" type of headphones. And remember- no Qtips! ...Read more

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I removed ear wax inside of my 5 month baby with a cotton swab, he is fine and well but worried now if anything gets wrong. He has swimming lessons?

I removed ear wax inside of my 5 month baby with a cotton swab, he is fine and well but worried now if anything gets wrong. He has swimming lessons?

Ear wax: It is not advisable to use Q tips on your baby's ears because you may damage the ear canal/ and or the eardrum. Also it is not advisable to give swimming lessons to a 5 month old because of the possibility on water intoxication ...Read more

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Is there a safe way to remove ear wax for a child with tubs? Our ENT is no longer available and he is bothered by the wax build up.

Is there a safe way to remove ear wax for a child with tubs? Our ENT is no longer available and he is bothered by the wax build up.

Not at home: Remember, "The only thing you should put in your ear is your elbow". Ear wax is a natural substance that helps trap dirt from the environment from accumulating in the ear. The only part of the ear that you should clean is the part that you can see. You can wipe away what you can see, but NOTHING goes in the 'hole'. If there is build-up inside your pediatrician can help remove it even with tubes. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way to remove ear wax for a child with tubs? Our ENT is no longer available and he is bothered by the wax build up.

Is there a safe way to remove ear wax for a child with tubs? Our ENT is no longer available and he is bothered by the wax build up.

See your Pedi: I would have your Pedi or FP take a look first. I would not put anything in the ear, more so with PE tubes. If your ENT is not avilable, find who is in his place, as your child will need follow up with ENT. ...Read more

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Pain in my left ear, wax accumulates and gets hard and dark in the opening of the ear canal, cannot even remove it easily, but doesn’t fall from that ear?

Pain in my left ear, wax accumulates and gets hard and dark in the opening of the ear canal, cannot even remove it easily, but doesn’t fall from that ear?

Use Debrox or Murine: Try using a few drops of a wax (cerumen) softening agent. These are available OTC. Follow the manufacturer instructions. I caution against using Q-tips.
If the problem persists, you may want to have the ear checked & an ear lavage done by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I got my ear wax removed by a nurse using tap water with high pressure. Since than I am having dizzy spells. Its been three days now.?

Hello, I got my ear wax removed by a nurse using tap water with high pressure. Since than I am having dizzy spells. Its been three days now.?

See Doctor: It's unusual to use high pressure liquid to remove ear wax, usually suction is used. Have your doctor take a look into the ear canal. ...Read more

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The other day I was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear. I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

The other day I was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear. I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

See ENT doctor.: You may have damaged, or puntured you eardrum, or inflammed the inner ear vestibular system when you removed ear wax. This could lead to doble vision. If you have hearing loss, this could indicate other problems. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Ear wax removal kits are definitely safer than sticking q-tips or other objects in your ear in an attempt to remove ear wax. However, if your doctor stated that your ears are free of wax, then using these kits may be unnecessary. ...Read more

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2yr old had ear wax removed by irrigation by pediatrician. She is crying that her ear hurts and is really fussy. What can I giver her for the pain?

2yr old had ear wax removed by irrigation by pediatrician. She is crying that her ear hurts and is really fussy. What can I giver her for the pain?

Try tylenol (acetaminophen): May try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen however if no improvement with pain meds then have your pediatrician or ENT doctor to recheck the ear canals ...Read more

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My child had ear wax. I tried to remove but it went in further. She has now has a fever and ear ache! I'm now using ear drops! Is it a infection?

My child had ear wax. I tried to remove but it went in further. She has now has a fever and ear ache! I'm now using ear drops! Is it a infection?

Ear infection: Ear pain combined with fever is suggestive of an ear infection. Impacted ear wax can be safely removed in a doctors office with with a special spoon (curette) or by flushing with solution. Using Qtips in children often worsens impaction because of their small ear canals. ...Read more

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How does a pediatric ENT remove impacted ear wax on a 2 yr old?

How does a pediatric ENT remove impacted ear wax on a 2 yr old?

Microscope/ Curette: If you go to an ent, usually they will use a magnified scope or ear microscope and pick out the wax. Other ways include lavage (washing with water) or sometimes a suction device. If your child has no symptoms of ear problems, there is no need to have the ears cleaned generally speaking. ...Read more

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I have hearing loss and buzzing in left ear. Symptoms persist after having ear wax removed at doctor's office 48 hours ago. Time for ent?

I have hearing loss and buzzing in left ear. Symptoms persist after having ear wax removed at doctor's office 48 hours ago. Time for ent?

Yes.: I would recommend a visit with an ENT doctor, as well as a comprehensive hearing test. The onset of symptoms and the wax removal may or may not be connected to each other--an exam and comprehensive hearing test should shed more light on the situation. ...Read more

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Had my ear syringed 2 clear impactd earwax coz I couldn't hear but now the wax has been removed I have the most irritating itch, pain + feels bunged up

Your: Ear canal was probably irritated. If it does not get better call your doc as there are drops that can help and maybe your doc will be willing to call them in for you to cure that irritation. ...Read more