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Will ear wax removal gel whiten teeth?

Will ear wax removal gel whiten teeth?

No: No, only use approved products that are designed and created to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

It can: In general I am not a fan of home remedies to remove wax. In almost all cases your trying to remove wax will make your ears worse. If your ears are clogged and your hearing impaired you can try irrigating with murine. If they get worse you need to see an ENT to get them cleared out with suction. ...Read more

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How should ear wax removal drops work?

How should ear wax removal drops work?

Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal. Stour office we have multiple patients who are seen monthly for removal no worries. ...Read more

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Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

NO: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases insects carry. Many of these diseases can kill you. Only 20% picardin and 30% deet have been proven effective. Resist the tempation to use ineffective repellents which can put you at risk for serious illnesses. ...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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Red ear wax?

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Red ear wax?

Cerumen: Maroon colored cerumen are not uncommon.

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Hearing problems from ear wax excess? How to rid wax at home?

Hearing problems from ear wax excess?  How to rid wax at home?

Hydrogen peroxide: At home, never use q-tips. Try using hydrogen peroxide 3% ( a dropper full) 4 times a day for a week. If that does not help, see an ENT doctor for proper irrigation particularly if you have impacted wax. ...Read more

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How can you use bee's wax ear cones ?

How can you use bee's wax ear cones ?

Caution: You should not "candle" your ears. Risk of injury/burn to ear canal. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Help please! is baby oil effective when clearing ear wax blockage?

Only in mobiliing: Baby oil will help make your wax more moist. This may increase likelihood that it will slowly migrate out your ear. ...Read more

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How to syringe an ear when wax stuck on eardrum?

How to syringe an ear when wax stuck on eardrum?

Don't do it: If you have wax stuck on your eardrum don't use a syringe. You first have to soften the wax with the use of over-the-counter wax softening agents. Then syringing might be helpful. In general i discourage my patients from doing anything to their ears as invariably they make things worse. My preference would be for you to see an ENT doctor to have him or her take care of it. ...Read more

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Are waterpiks safe for ear wax?

Ear flushing: Waterpiks use high pressure water, and i would be concerned about damage to the ear drum with this. I wouldn't use anything stronger than the bulb syringe that comes with the wax removal kits you can get at the drug store. ...Read more

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If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

No.: A bee sting allergy means you are allergic to the bee's venom, which is not in either honey or beeswax. It is certainly possible to be allergic to honey or beeswax (especially if you have a bad pollen allergy), but that's a completely separate allergy, unrelated to bee sting venom. ...Read more

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Does benedryl help dry up ear wax? What causes ear wax to clump and/or fall out?

Does benedryl help dry up ear wax? What causes ear wax to clump and/or fall out?

No: It will not. I assume that you have dry flaky ear wax which may fall out with gravity or when it has filled up most of the ear canal. ...Read more

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Do veet wax strips cause skin darkening?

Do veet wax strips cause skin darkening?

Hyperpigmentation: Waxing of any sort can cause inflammation, which in turn can cause hyper pigmentation, especially in darker skin types. Laser hair removal is a better option, you get less ingrown hairs, less chronic inflammation. Hyper pigmentation can be treated with a combination of steroids and bleaching creams. ...Read more

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Diabetic, feels like ears r clogged w/ wax or fluid, rinsing w/ drops & water w/ no improvement, high-pitched ringing, pain in 1 ear, infection? Wax?

Diabetic, feels like ears r clogged w/ wax or fluid, rinsing w/ drops & water w/ no improvement, high-pitched ringing, pain in 1 ear,  infection? Wax?

Take a look: Sounds like it might be infected, but impossible to say with looking. Might also just be fluid build up behind the ear drum. A doctor could take a quick look and tell the difference. ...Read more

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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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Should guys wax body hair?

Should guys wax body hair?

Grooming: This is not a question for the doctor. Medicine is to remain silent on these personal choice issues. You get to choose your personal hygiene. ...Read more

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Will a mix of alcohol & peroxide clean out impacted ear wax? 

Will a mix of alcohol & peroxide clean out impacted ear wax? 

Impacted ear wax: Impacted ear wax or cerumen is best softened with either hydrogen peroxide, debrox, Cerumenex or olive oil. I have found peroxide to be quite successful at softening ear wax at minimal expense. I do not recommend self irrigating your ear. Have your primary care provider check your ear(s) and clean them or refer you to an ear, nose and throat specialist as needed. Please do not use q-tips. Ever. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide on ears with irritatied by earrings?

Hydrogen peroxide on ears with irritatied by earrings?

No, ? allergy: Hydrogen peroxide is likely to increase the damage. You may have contact sensitivity to nickel in the jewelry. If you must wear offending earrings, coat the metal with clear nail polish. ...Read more