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I just used a q tip In my ear because my mom saw black and when she pulled it out there was blood and ear wax but when I put the other end blood was o?

I just used a q tip In my ear because my mom saw black and when she pulled it out there was blood and ear wax but when I put the other end blood was o?

Scratch: The likely source of the blood is abrasion to the ear canal wall caused by the q-tip, if not at this time, then previously. In general, we advise you never use a q-tip or any solid device in your ear as it is a blind procedure and you're likely to impact the wax (push it against the drum). Liquids are okay like warmed oil, hydrogen peroxide, or cerumenex. Doctors use an otoscope or mirror to see. ...Read more

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I have a bilateral hearing loss and wear hearing aids. I have itp. Black ear wax and pain in my ear?

I have a bilateral hearing loss and wear hearing aids. I have itp. Black ear wax and pain in my ear?

Hearing loss: Get this checked out. You could have a ruptured ear drum. The black wax could be dried blood settling into the wax. That could be why your hearing aids aren't working. ...Read more

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What can I do about excessive wax build up in my ear?

What can I do about excessive wax build up in my ear?

Ear Cleaner: Neil med just came out with this awesome new ear wax removal cleaner. You can find it in any drug store. Give it a try and see if you like it. I have heard great things so far. ...Read more

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I could barely hear so I put peroxide in my ear and tried to pull the wax out with a bobby pin. And now I can barely hear at all?

I could barely hear so I put peroxide in my ear and tried to pull the wax out with a bobby pin. And now I can barely hear at all?

Have doc remove wax: Impacted ear wax should be removed by your physician or E N T doc. Do not put foreign bodies into your ear. You probably pushed the wax further into the canal, thus decreasing your ability to hear. ...Read more

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I felt like wax was dislodged in my ear and shifting so I used a q tip and there was blood. Should I see a doctor?

I felt like wax was dislodged in my ear and shifting so I used a q tip and there was blood. Should I see a doctor?

Yes there are ways: To get wax out without traumatizing your ear with a Q-tip -- which is why you saw blood. You may also have an infection of the external canal. I hope you didn't unwittingly puncture your ear drum - symptoms for that would be lots of fluid loss, hearing loss and pain. Go see a family physician or healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Excessive ear wax since I was a child. Recently, extremeitchiness in my ear cwnal.

Excessive ear wax since I was a child. Recently, extremeitchiness in my ear cwnal.

Seborrhea: Itchiness in the ear canal is often caused by seborrheic dermatitis. This can be treated with topical treatments such as topical steroids. See an ENT physician or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I was poking around in my ear and I think I have pushed wax further into my ear. I have half hearing in my left ear and have a ringing sound.

I was poking around in my ear and I think I have pushed wax further into my ear. I have half hearing in my left ear and have a ringing sound.

Impaction??: If your hearing was ok prior to "poking around" in your ear then two things are possible. 1. You pushed the wax deeper into your ear canal 2. You may have caused a perforation of your ear drum. In any event it is essential that you see your family physician asap and let him/her rectify the problem. ...Read more

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I believe I have wax build up in my ear as it is starting to become painful and has lasted several days. Will Debrox work to alleviate the pain?

I believe I have wax build up in my ear as it is starting to become painful and has lasted several days. Will Debrox work to alleviate the pain?

Wax dosnt cause pain: Cerumen (ear wax) impaction can cause decreased hearing, but should not cause pain. Scratching or irritating your ear canal or perforating your ear drum trying to remove ear wax by inserting something into your ear is a common cause of pain. Alternatively, you may have an outer ear infection with swelling/inflammation of your ear canal. Have clinician look in your ear asap. Take care! ...Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my ear and my ear wax is an olive green color and my ear keeps ringing?

I feel like something is stuck in my ear and my ear wax is an olive green color and my ear keeps ringing?

Foreign body, infect: You may have a foreign body in your ear canal and it may be infected. YOu need to see your PCP for management of your condition. Its dangerous to try it yourself. ...Read more

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I have used hyrogen peroxide directly in ear for ear wax and during ear wax hudrogen peroxide goes in ear & after it I feeling lose my hearing more!? Its demage inside ear!? Can u plez suggest me what to do!?

I have used hyrogen peroxide directly in ear for ear wax and during ear wax hudrogen peroxide goes in ear & after it I feeling lose my hearing more!? Its demage inside ear!? Can u plez suggest me what to do!?

Peroxide for earwax: Peroxide progressively breaks down earwax with repeated use. I recommend that my patients use 5 drops in their affected ear 2-3 times a day for 7 days when their ear is filled with wax. It is not unusual for ear to feel clogged and for hearing to be muffled until the wax resolves. You can see your local otolaryngologist for a thorough ear cleaning. ...Read more

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There is excessive wax formation in my ear, every alternate day I have to clean the liquid wax, is this normal or should I consult an ENT?

There is excessive wax formation in my ear, every alternate day I have to clean the liquid wax, is this normal or should I consult an ENT?

See ENT: When it comes to the ears and earwax the single most important thing is to leave your ears alone. The ears make wax to protect the ear canal skin and when you try to clean it you make your ear canal skin angry and it makes more wax. See an ENT to make sure your skin is okay and doesn't require medication and then stop trying to clean them. ...Read more

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I hav a lot of wax in 1 ear, been putting oil in it but now have an echoey feel in my ear, like when you are on a plane, can't get rid of it?

I hav a lot of wax in 1 ear, been putting oil in it but now have an echoey feel in my ear, like when you are on a plane, can't get rid of it?

Earwax: You might try applying hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes, then gently try to wash out with warm water in bulb, otherwise might need medical professional to manually remove wax and oil. ...Read more

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Ear mites it says NO but what else could be living in my ear, I feels like it is stuck or attached when I try to get out also darker ear wax?

Ear mites it says NO but what else could be living in my ear, I feels like it is stuck or attached when I try to get out also darker ear wax?

Ear lavage: Make an appointment to have your ears flushed out (lavaged)- this is a common misconception-clumps of wax can feel like something foreign in your ear. ...Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my ear.... and I can barely hear out of my ear, and when I cleaned out my ear wax was olive green! Plz help me?

I feel like something is stuck in my ear.... and I can barely hear out of my ear, and when I cleaned out my ear wax was olive green! Plz help me?

Almost certainly wax: Color means little. When wax is old it gets very hard and when you try to clean you push it further in.. Try to find some Ceruminex and follow the label instructions to soften wax. Then put several drops of peroxide, keep that side up for 5 minutes, then drain out. Do this several times. Wax should start coming out. Don't dig in there with anything. If this doesn't work you may need clinic ...Read more

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I had issues ear wax in my left ear I had to get it flushed twice. I have a thumping in my ear. Doesn't feel like ear wax but could it be impacted?

Thumping: A pulsating discomfort in the ear is often called by an effusion, fluid and pressure trapped in the middle ear space. Sometimes a decongestant or nasal steroid spray helps this. ...Read more

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Something is crawling in my ear, pcp looked at my ears their both clear no wax but right ear has fluid in it, never had ear trouble, also pain down neck?

Something is crawling in my ear, pcp looked at my ears their both clear no wax but right ear has fluid in it, never had ear trouble, also pain down neck?

May be ear infection: There are several reasons for fluid behind the ear drum. It should be investigated for cause. If pcp did not offer treatment then please see an ENT physician. ...Read more

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What can I put in my ear to get rid of wax: baby oil, hydrogen peroxide, or something else?

What can I put in my ear to get rid of wax: baby oil, hydrogen peroxide, or something else?

Debrox: Debrox is an otc solution that helps to soften and clear wax, and a bulb syringe can help to clear it. However, if you have any concerns, see your doctor, as they should be able to clear it for you. ...Read more

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I have a tube in my right ear. My doctor told me I have wax in my ear and I need to get it softened before they can remove it. She told me to use Debr?

I have a tube in my right ear. My doctor told me I have wax in my ear and I need to get it softened before they can remove it. She told me to use Debr?

Debrox is: An over the counter ear wax solution that will help with most cerumen impaction (ear wax buildup) cases. Use 4-5 drops in each ear (or affected side) once or twice daily for at least 1 week. Use gentle moist Q-tips in a circular motion to help dislodge some ear wax after wards, especially after a shower. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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My ears keep leaking wax and I still have some wax in my ear and it smells bad. I took medicine a week ago, and my ear hurts so do I go to a hospital?

My ears keep leaking wax and I still have some wax in my ear and it smells bad. I took medicine a week ago, and my ear hurts so do I go to a hospital?

See A Doctor Now: You have not included important information such as the duration of symptoms, medication taken, doctor care already received, etc. With that said, smelly earwax and pain suggest infection. Examination is needed to determine whether this is an external ear (aka swimmer's ear) vs. Middle ear infection because each is treated differently. See your doctor NOW for prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I went to ENT doctor for wax removal and he created trauma to my ear which created som type of fullness in my ear. Have tried everything to open?

I went to ENT doctor for wax removal and he created trauma to my ear which created som type of fullness in my ear. Have tried everything to open?

See doctor again: Get this checked. There is something going on that you should not treat yourself. If you are not comfortable see the same doctor then see another doctor. ...Read more

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Had wax build up in my ear. Removed it. Now is a little tender and I'm dizzy sometimes. No fever?

Had wax build up in my ear. Removed it. Now is a little tender and I'm dizzy sometimes. No fever?

Possibility: There is a little left behind that continues to irritate, or the removal was followed by a mechanical irritation that if not progressing towards infection, will heal at the end. The dizziness is because of the proximity with the vestibular apparatus that keeps your balance while walking. ...Read more