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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
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?
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
Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?
Yes it does: But other more serious conditions such as infection is likely. You should go see a doctor to make sure that this just is simple cerumen impaction. ...Read more
Ok to use hydrogen peroxide to help soften and remove heavily impacted wax from ears in somewhat remote location?
Yes with a syringe: Hydrogen peroxide with an ear syringe is fine. If the. Wax is really impacted, you will need to see and ENT specialist who has the tools to remove it. If it doesn't come out with the irrigate by syringe DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE IT YOURSELF WITH ANY TOOL. That would be inviting a perforation of an eardrum ...Read more
Min/Mild discomfort: Deep impacted wax can be removed carefully with only mild discomfort in a specialist (ENT) office with the right equipment. Occasionally drops are used to soften excessively hard wax for a few days prior to removal. ...Read more
Can i use rite aid's first aid antiseptic to clean new ear piercings? it says 91% isopropyl alcohol.
No: Elmer's glue, or any similar glue, is not able to get a good grip on comedones inside skin pores and pull them out when one peels off the dried layer of glue. ...Read more
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
Ears pierced w/piercing gun & sterile studs in sealed box. parts of gun that touches skin wiped w/ alcohol, h2o, Benzethonium chloride solution. HIV?
Safe yes smart no: As a general rule your ear canal and everything in it should not be touched either by water, qtips, bobby pins or peroxide. The only thing these things do is anger the ear canal skin and angry ear canal skin responds by making more wax. Unless you can not hear due to wax leave your ear alone. If you feel as if your wax is a problem see an ENT doctor. We are wax specialists. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: The baby oil is really not going to help. ...Read more