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Can ear blockage by wax cause headache?

Can ear blockage by wax cause headache?

Possible: More commonly ear aches prior to any headaches...trying to use a qtip to "pry it out" sometimes only impacts it more and causes ear and headaches....
seek medical advise should this continue ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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 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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Ear is blocked, headache, eyes hurt. Ear wax drops do nothing. Motion sickness when driving. What could this be?

Ear is blocked, headache, eyes hurt. Ear wax drops do nothing. Motion sickness when driving. What could this be?

Middle/inner ears: Problems, not external ears, so wax drops won't help, also may be a sinus issue. Better see an ENT specialist for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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What causes dry flaky ear wax?

What causes dry flaky ear wax?

Skin and wax gland: Cerumen or ear wax is a product of sloughed off dead skin and the compound produced by your cerumen glands in your outer ear canal. The consistency can range from moist to dry and flaky. It depends on the relative oil content of the cerumen gland product and amount of sloughed off skin. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Does benedryl help dry up ear wax? What causes ear wax to clump and/or fall out?

No: It will not. I assume that you have dry flaky ear wax which may fall out with gravity or when it has filled up most of the ear canal. ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause people to feel like pressure feeling in the head and make the head fell heavy?

Can ear wax cause people to feel like pressure feeling in the head and make the head fell heavy?

Maybe: Ear wax can cause pressure and even pain when against the ear drum. Ear wax remover in conjunction with an ear vacuum or seeing an ENT may help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a person not having any ear wax?

In a young. ..: Healthy person; probably injudicious use of q tips. People produce varying amounts of cerumen with varying consistency. Aging can decrease the production of cerumen and lead to eczematous conditions. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

No: The causes of tinnitus is very numerous including noise exposure, head trauma, medications, and infections. Ear wax, though it can make tinnitus more conspicuous by making internal sounds more obvious, is not known to provoke tinnitus. ...Read more

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Can too much ear wax cause vertigo?

Can too much ear wax cause vertigo?

Possibly: If the ear wax is so heavy that it clogs the external canal, mild symptoms might ensue, but you describe upper respiratory symptoms, and this makes me wonder if your eustachian tube is inflamed. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...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 thumping in the ear be caused by impacted ear wax?

Can thumping in the ear be caused by impacted ear wax?

Not per se but...: If your ear canal is blocked by the impacted ear wax then you don't have air conduction on that side but only bone conduction and you may hear the pounding of the small artery running through your ear not masked by the street sounds. First, get the ear wax thoroughly removed and the pounding will probably stop. ...Read more

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All of a sudden my ears stopped producing ear wax. What could be the cause?

All of a sudden my ears stopped producing ear wax. What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Hard to say. You could have slight pH change which would prevent accumulation of ear wax. ...Read more

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I tend to have a lot of ear wax build up and I try to avoid Q-Tips but use them occasionally which causes some bleeding. How can I reduce ear wax??

I tend to have a lot of ear wax build up and I try to avoid Q-Tips but use them occasionally which causes some bleeding. How can I reduce ear wax??

No Q-Tips!!: Q-tips not good. Can injure ear and cause infection.
Follow these tips. Http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/ear-wax
Sometimes you may need ENT doc to remove. ...Read more

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Could a large buildup of ear wax cause tinnitis and vertigo?

Could a large buildup of ear wax cause tinnitis and vertigo?

Possible: Yes, if you have impacted wax against the ear drum, it is possible to have tinnitus and vertigo. It is uncommon, but possible. It is imperative that you have an ENT physician properly clean out the wax and see if your symptoms disappear. ...Read more

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What to do if I seem to always get a large buildup of ear wax in one of my ears. Why is that and what causes it?

What to do if I seem to always get a large buildup of ear wax in one of my ears. Why is that and what causes it?

See a doctor: There are plenty of home remedies, but for large accumulations, you would do best seeing an ent. Trying other things could lead to more problems. ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause a thumping sound in ear that feels like something is stuck in there and feels like ear is closed up?

Can ear wax cause a thumping sound in ear that feels like something is stuck in there and feels like ear is closed up?

Probable: If your wax collection is more abundant than Madame Taussaud's wax museum, the best approach would be to remove it since it may cause all the symptoms you have described. ...Read more

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I have noticed for the last 6 months one of my ears has flakey ear wax while my other one is normal what is the cause of the flakey ear?

I have noticed for the last 6 months one of my ears has flakey ear wax while my other one is normal what is the cause of the flakey ear?

Normal asymmetry: It's normal for both ears to produce different amounts and types of wax. Flakiness is usually due to not enough natural oil in canal. You can use a little baby oil in the canal a couple times a week to soften it up. ...Read more

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What would cause your ear wax to be an amber color accompanied with slight hearing loss?

What would cause your ear wax to be an amber color accompanied with slight hearing loss?

? q-tip user: If you are a q-tip user as so many people are, you may have irritated your ear canal skin and caused slight bleeding. This bleeding may have mixed with the normal brown color of your cerumen (wax) and caused an amber color. Q-tip usage is the most common cause of impacted wax and may be the cause of your hearing loss. See ENT doctor. ...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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Does ear wax build up cause ear infections?

Does ear wax build up cause ear infections?

No: It can become painful if the wax is dry, packed in and aggravated by q-tips. It does not cause infections. ...Read more

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My right ear's been blocked for 8 days now. I'm sure it's ear wax blockage, cause this is the 4th time. Is saline solution completely safe to use?

My right ear's been blocked for 8 days now. I'm sure it's ear wax blockage, cause this is the 4th time. Is saline solution completely safe to use?

Cerumen impaction: How have you cleared your ear canal the last 3 times? Its best to have your ears cleared by your ENT otherwise, you can irrigated or flush your ears, the risk is that if you leave wet cerumen in your ear canal, you are at risk for an infection. If you have ever been told you have a hole in your ear drum, do not irrigate. Never stick anything into your ear canal, especially no Q-tips. ...Read more