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Can Impacted Ear Wax Cause Tinnitus
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
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
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
I suspect I have an ear wax blockage in both ears. I'm having tinnitus along with fullness & an ear ache. Will the tinnitus go away after cleaning?
What can I do to cure tenitus, I keep getting this sound in my ear. Wax also gets generated more in my right ear. Please suggest.
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
Can impacted ear wax cause Eustachian Tube Dysfunction? Can it cause fluid to build up in middle ear? Starting to think issues started cause 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
Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear.
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I have tinnitus and some hearing loss. Can a Dr tell by looking in your ears with otoscope if is wax or could wax be impacted way in and not visible?
Yes: Wax is always visible with otoscopeGet a more detailed answer ›
After my ears were cleaned I hear a low-pitched sound in them when the tv plays the pitched sound increases I think its tinnitus but is this cause there no wax in my ears
I : I may have answered this question already so forgive me. Tinnitis is usually caused by an inner ear problem, not wax, and there are directed treatments for it if it is bothering you. Your best bet is to have an ENT evaluation with an audiogram to better understand the cause for this. ...Read more
You don't: Impacted ear canal wax is not so easy to remove. If it has been documented that you have such a problem, using hydrogen peroxide 4 times a day for a week will usually liquify the wax so it can easily be irrigated with warm water. An ENT doctor is the most experienced doctor to evaluate this problem. ...Read more
Carefully by an ENT: If it's impacted 9 times out of 10 it was pushed in by a well-intentioned q-tip. Removing impacted wax is bread and butter for an ENT doctor. We have the proper skill and equipment. Anything that you try has the risk of further aggravating your ear leading to worsening impaction and risking infection and pain. Do nothing and contact an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more
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
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
I tend to have a lot of ears wax build up and I try to avoid Q-Tips but use them occasionally which causes some bleeding. How can I reduce ear wax??
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
No: This is normally associated with repeated exposure to loud sounds. ...Read more
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
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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