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How long can it take to clear blockage in my sons ear? Our doctor said to put peroxide in his ear at night and perscription drops in the morning.

How long can it take to clear blockage in my sons ear? Our doctor said to put peroxide in his ear at night and perscription drops in the morning.

Ear wax: Assuming you are talking about ear wax, it depends on how impacted his ears are and how long the impaction has been present. Under normal circumstances figure approximately 5-7 days. ...Read more

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I have water stuck in my ear with pressure. What's the best OTC ear drops to use to get relief?

I have water stuck in my ear with pressure.  What's the best OTC ear drops to use to get relief?

I suggest: that your problem may be water and WAX (often its the wax which "sticks" to the water making it difficult to relieve the pressure. Suggest an OTC wax remover (example only not recommendation) such as MURINE EAR SYSTEM. Ask your phrmacist and also purchase a large ear syringe (I find the small ones provided with the ear wax remover are too small to be effective) Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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I went to icings to pierce my ears & i think i'm allergic to something that's in the ear care solution, can I use hydrogen peroxide instead?

I went to icings to pierce my ears & i think i'm allergic to something that's in the ear care solution, can I use hydrogen peroxide instead?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Don't recommend use of alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. Hydrogen peroxide can damage healthy tissue. ...Read more

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Friend thought had ear infection. Mixed water and neosporin. Put dropper deep in ear as far can go. Filled quarter way and put all in the ear. What happens if neosporin got deep in ear or past eardrum?

Friend thought had ear infection. Mixed water and neosporin. Put dropper deep in ear as far can go. Filled quarter way and put all in the ear. What happens if neosporin got deep in ear or past eardrum?

Perforation worry: Sticking anything in the ear is a no-no. I'd be worried about perforation of the eardrum. Get to a physician for further evaluation. If eardrum not perforated, the neosporin and water likely not going to cause a problem. If a middle ear infection, likely not going to help either. Might for otitis externa (of the canal). Get an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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I used peroxide to clean my ear this morning can the liquid get caught in the middle ear or Eustachian Tube?

I used peroxide to clean my ear this morning can the liquid get caught in the middle ear or Eustachian Tube?

Not usually: If it was applied to the outside part of the ear, then usually no. There is an ear drum that separates the outer ear from the middle ear and the eustachian tube. If there is perforation of the eardrum then potentially the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Is pouring hydrogen peroxide in your ears ok to do? I've tried and heard it helps dry out wax and helps with ear infections

Is pouring hydrogen peroxide in your ears ok to do? I've tried and heard it helps dry out wax and helps with ear infections

Wax in ears: Hydrogen peroxide can help loosen wax in the outer ear so it can drain out on its own. Never use q-tips in your ears as they push wax back in. There are little hairs that brush the wax out as long as it is soft and loose- so the peroxide helps with that. It won't prevent middle ear infection- those are behind the ear drum. ...Read more

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Can you use rubbing alcohol in your ear for ear infection?

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Can you use rubbing alcohol in your ear for ear infection?

No: If it is a middle ear infection, rubbing alcohol will not do anything for the infection that is going on behind your ear drum. ...Read more

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Can you clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide? What if it goes down into them?

Can you clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide? What if it goes down into them?

You can: Though water will do just as good. Your ears are closed off at the ear drum, so any fluid you pour into them will run out. ...Read more

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What to do if my ear builded up too much wax to the point my ear is starting to pain. My friend told me to use warm water and vinegar, will that work?

What to do if my ear builded up too much wax to the point my ear is starting to pain. My friend told me to use warm water and vinegar, will that work?

Blocked ears: Please do not try to clear your ears by yourself. You may puncture eardrum or worse. Please see your doctor who will clean them out easily and safely. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can wash my mouth out with peroxide to help with pain in tooth and gums?

Wanted to know if i can wash my mouth out with peroxide to help with pain in tooth and gums?

Peroxide: Peroxide should not be used in the mouth unless it is in gel form or diluted with water. Using peroxide will not eliminate tooth and gum pain if the pain is from decay, tooth abcess, or periodontal (gum) disease. See your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. Untreated pain could lead to loss of teeth and more advanced infection. ...Read more

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How often can I use hydrogen peroxide to clean my ears. I seem to get a build up of fluid in my ears and then they seem to block up.?

Not a problem, but..: Hydrogen peroxide in the manner you describe should not be a problem. You may want to check with a physician for the cause of the frequent buildup. ...Read more

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I have used hyrogen peroxide directly in ear for ear wax and during ear wax hudrogen peroxide goes in ear & after it i feeling lose my hearing more!? Its demage inside ear!? Can u plez suggest me what to do !?

Peroxide for earwax: Peroxide progressively breaks down earwax with repeated use. I recommend that my patients use 5 drops in their affected ear 2-3 times a day for 7 days when their ear is filled with wax. It is not unusual for ear to feel clogged and for hearing to be muffled until the wax resolves. You can see your local otolaryngologist for a thorough ear cleaning. ...Read more

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Doc gave ear drops for infection/itching but have tubes in ears and when drops go in tubes it stings. How can I make the drops stay out of the tubes?

Doc gave ear drops for infection/itching but have tubes in ears and when drops go in tubes it stings. How can I make the drops stay out of the tubes?

May be Drug Allergy: The name of the ear drops being used has not been given however the discomfort described may be due to an allergic sensitivity or reaction to one of the components in the ear drops. These types of reactions are not uncommon and a change in medication may be necessary. Recommend you return to your doctor for examination to determine the cause of your symptoms and make medication changes. ...Read more