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Blocked Ear Canal
Fluid in the ears and a blocked ear canal. I have been prescribed pseudoephredrine tablets and a xylo-comod nasal spray. Is this correct? Hopi candle?
Limit use of spray: Pseudoephedrine safely helps decongest the tissues around the eustachian tube to help drain the middle ear. But the nasal spray can be addictive, causing the tissues in your nose to swell worse when you stop. Use it for a MAX of 3 days. A nasal steroid spray can help (without being addictive). Candling doesn't help with middle ear issues, and if your canal is blocked with wax, get a lavage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Otitis externa: Have you been swimming recently? It might be a swimmer's ear (otitis externa) which is a local skin infection of the ear canal. It could also just be a skin infection formed by clogged pore, kind of like a small abscess. I would apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin to the area 3x/day. If it is not improving then you should see the doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor : To find out why your ear canal is swollen. If infected, antibiotics will help. Steroids are commonly added to the antibiotic ear drops to help decreased the swelling faster. If there is a foreign body, it needs t be removed. Keep it dry until you see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy or infection: do not mess with it some infection in ear canal could be serious it could be a small abscess from infected cyst it could be an infected hair follicles from scratching and using q tip aggressively could be a simple allergic reaction use a head par on the ear and take Benadryl see your doctor and he can help ...Read more
Best to Ask: I have always flushed with peroxide. If there are no tubes or holes in the eardrum.Do not insert anything such as a cuetip.Best to ask your doctor. And most likely if you leave it alone, the blood will come out naturally. ...Read more