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What causes blood in ear wax?

What causes blood in ear wax?

Trauma- inflammation: You should contact your doctor any time you experience bleeding from the ear. ...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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I see blood in ear wax. What does it mean?

I see blood in ear wax. What does it mean?

Blood in Ear wax: Hello, if no trauma or infection was present in the recent past, what you are seeing is probably normal cerumen or ear wax that often times changes in appearance due to varying factors. One of them could be moisture in the wax. A visit to your ENT doctor may be helpful to confirm my suggestion. ...Read more

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Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?

Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?

Otitis externa?: Unless your eardrums have been perforated, there should not be blood in the earwax. The presence of blood suggests that you have been sticking something into the ear canal and the trauma is causing the bleeding. Alternatively, water might have got into your ear causing an infection. Best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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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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Ear infection associated with mono? Blood in my ear wax, serious pain and dulled hearing

Ear infection associated with mono? Blood in my ear wax, serious pain and dulled hearing

Ear infections: The ear infection can definitely go on simultaneously with mono. If your eardrum ruptures you will see blood and pus. IIf your hearing is down you will need to seek treatment (hearing test and antibiotic ear drops) ...Read more

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Having ear aches for weeks. Ear wax looks as if tinged with blood. Could this be anything I would need to see a doctor about?

Having ear aches for weeks. Ear wax looks as if tinged with blood. Could this be anything I would need to see a doctor about?

Yes: You may have an infection of the ear canal, but blood tinged drainage from your ear could be a sign of something more serious. A visit to your family doctor can help determine the cause of your problem, and he or she can advised you on the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Ears feel clogged with ear wax. Lots of wax on qtips, and small amount of blood on qtip. Can't hear out of right ear. Advice? Is it serious?

See your doctor: The blood might be from putting q tips in your ear, which you shouldn't do. I would make an appointment to see your doctor, especially if your hearing is affected. ...Read more

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Are waterpiks safe for ear wax?

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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What is the purpose of ear wax?

What is the purpose of ear wax?

Protection: Ear wax is important in providing protection to the ear and can trap dust and other material that may enter the ear canal. ...Read more

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Can sinus be caused by ear wax?

Can sinus be caused by ear wax?

No: Ear wax (cerumen) is common in the external ear canals but does not interfere with sinus function and therefore does not cause sinus infections. ...Read more

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How can one clean ear wax at home?

How can one clean ear wax at home?

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

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Why ear wax removal does not work?

Why ear wax removal does not 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. Sometimes patients have small ear canals and have trouble with the wax buildup. See your doctor. We have patients who come into out office quite frequently for wax removal. Avoid ear candling. No proven benefit. ...Read more

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Best OTC drops for ear wax removal?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What can I do about watery ear wax?

What can I do about watery ear wax?

Debrox: Hello, watery ear wax can be washed clean with a solution of debrox. This is an otc product that has a wax softening and a hydrogen peroxide component that helps to irrigate the ear canals clean. Follow the instructions and your ears will be clear of this watery ear wax. I often times recommend using this product for the first few days of each month. ...Read more

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Can I treat a coldsore with ear wax?

Can I treat a coldsore with ear wax?

Cold sore: No, ear wax would do nothing and is a very unusual idea. If due to a virus on your lip, taking an antiviral pill just as valcyclovir would be a great treatment. ...Read more

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Should I try ear wax cleaner or what?

Should I try ear wax cleaner or what?

Go ahead: If your ear is obviously blocked with wax, it won't likely hurt. Some of the new preparations that irrigate out your ear might work well. Most are basically hydrogen peroxide in an oil form. It will soften the wax and make it easier to wash out, but sometimes just serves to expand the wax so it makes the ear feel more plugged. If it fails go see your doctor. ...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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What would happen if you use ear wax removal?

What would happen if you use ear wax removal?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use peroxide to clean out ear wax?

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Is it safe to use peroxide to clean out ear wax?

Ear wax: Ear wax is a helpful and natural part of your body's defenses. Hydrogen-peroxide in concentrated form is not safe. If you must do 'ear cleaning', use normal saline, instead of hydrogen-peroxide. ...Read more

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Can impacted ear wax cause sharp pains in temple?

Can impacted ear wax cause sharp pains in temple?

Cerumen impaction: It is possible especially if there is pressure or damage of the tympanic membrane. The best way to tell if your temple pain is due to the impacted was, is to have the Wax removed professionally and safely by your ENT. NEVER use Q-tip or a cotton tip applicator for ear cleaning as it will pack the was even deeper in the ear canal. ...Read more

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How can I tell if murine worked to clear ear wax?

How can I tell if murine worked to clear ear wax?

Ear wax: Hello. It might be difficult to determine if the wax was removed from your ear. If your hearing improves or the fullness sensation lessens, then the wax burden is probably lessened. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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What to do about ear drops for dissolving ear wax?

Debrox: Greetings. I recommend Debrox drops for the first few days of each month. Use these drops after you have had your ears cleaned by your doctor. Continue this practice to maintain clear ear canals. ...Read more

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Is ear wax and mucus somehow related to one another?

Is ear wax and mucus somehow related to one another?

Cerumen: No. There is no specific link. People with over production of cerumen, are not known to over produce mucus. ...Read more

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How can I safely clean ear wax using household items?

How can I safely clean ear wax using household items?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...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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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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What dose it mean when you have black coming out of the ear wax?

Wax can be black: Wax can be tan, pale, brown, or black. By itself, it can be within normal. ...Read more

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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of ear wax impaction?

Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of ear wax impaction?

Impacted CErumen: Impacted cerumen is very common among kids, just fill up the ears with h2o2 or debrox every night plug it with cotton for 1 -2 weeks. It will soften, if still impacted your md will clean it with warm water or irrigate it. ...Read more