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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How does a buildup of ear wax cause dizziness?

How does a buildup of ear wax cause dizziness?

It should not: Wax buildup will decrease the ability to hear sounds but should not cause dizziness. The dizzy sensation is usually from the semi-circular canals of the ear or from deep brainstem structures. Ear wax can easily be removed to see if the symptoms improve. Probably they will not, and other causes will need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Can ear wax build up cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Can ear wax build up cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Ear wax: Usually you get some pain or decreased hearing but dizziness and tinnitus (ear ringing) can also occur. Try flushing with water. You can also mix hydrogen peroxide with water (1 part hydrogen peroxide and 9 parts water). If this doesn't work, you might need manual removal by a doc. ...Read more

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Could a plugged up ear(wax filled or pressure-filled) make you dizzy?

Could a plugged up ear(wax filled or pressure-filled) make you dizzy?

Dizziness: yes , this is quites possible. However, once the impacted wax (cerumen) is removed, one should feel relief. ...Read more

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The other day i was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear. I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

The other day i was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear.  I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

See ENT doctor. : You may have damaged, or puntured you eardrum, or inflammed the inner ear vestibular system when you removed ear wax. This could lead to doble vision. If you have hearing loss, this could indicate other problems. ...Read more

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I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes(accident). I have black(color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness. ?

I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes(accident). I have black(color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness. ?

Please let your: parents know. This type of activity should only be done in a well ventilated space. Please ensure you are in fresh air now. To have paint in your ears with your symptoms - it suggests that you may have taken in a fair amount. I am not an expert on this specific issue but if you were my child - I would seek medical assessment for your on-going symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.

Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.

Dizziness: Extreme dizziness can be from many causes including severe infection, dehydration, increased pressure in the middle ear space, inner ear inflammation (labrynthitis), cardiac disease, stroke or TIA. An urgent care for formalized testing and in person neurological exam is likely required. Please get help. ...Read more

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II feel like I have alot of ear wax in ears cannot get it out. I feel nausea at night more and weak dizzy and tired. My ear hurt inside how serious?

II feel like I have alot  of ear wax in ears cannot get it out. I feel nausea  at night more and weak dizzy and tired. My ear hurt inside  how serious?

Ear wax: Ear wax does not cause earache, it can make you feel clogged & can decrease hearing, you nead to see an ENT to wash the wax out & check if you have an ear infection. Feel better. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more