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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weaving and plucking: Weaving and plucking when properly done have very little pull on the eyebrow therefor the least to affect the eyebrow position long term. Waxing usually has a sudden and strong pull on the eyebrow that can evetually lead to drooping eyebrows. ...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
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
No: There are small calcium crystals inside of the inner ear located behind the eardrum called otoliths. These crystals can become dislodged, and every time you turn your head, the crystals shift causing momentary dizziness: a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. These crystals shift with movement and can clump together but do not per se "plug" up the ear canal. ...Read more
Yes, it can: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause sinus headaches, cheek discomfort but eye and lip pain is concerning. Need to be seen by physician and even ENT evaluation if necessary to make sure there is not a serious sinus infection involving eyes etc. Lip involvement seems less likely in sinus infection. ...Read more
I have a prob of excess hair growth on my chin .Waxing is not fruitful.I had my blood test done , n its hormonal disbalance. I m really upset what to ?
This: This condition is called "hirsutism". Many women face this problem due to the hormonal imbalance. If your condition is only restricted to the face, laser therapy is viable option to provide a long lasting result. I would recommend go to an experienced dermatologist who is a laser specialist in your area. Since this can be considered as a cosmetic treatment your insurance will not cover for the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I have dark and coarse hair on my chin and I have tried waxing, threading, tweezing etc to reduce the hair growth. Can you please help me?
What do you suggest if i'm grabbed round the neck and my head squeezed, and ear squashed to the point my ear blocked (wax maybe)?
Wax: I would look in and see whats there. ...Read more
Suffering from pcod.can i wax till d medication completes and permanent removal option comes for me?will it increase hair growth on chin and neck?
Waxing : waxing is an acceptable treatment option for unwanted hair growth in patients with PCOD ...Read more
Can ear wax cause people to feel like pressure feeling in the head and make the head fell heavy ?
On a Sunday I smoked wax it was my first time trying wax after I smoked waxed my whole body felt like it was going to stop functioning my brain is really dizzy my head is really dizzy until now I still feel little dizzy I feel like my body is going to sto
Neurotoxicity: Please seek urgent medical and mental health attention. ...Read more
I had wax burn on my chin some 20 days back, there is no pain now but how to get rid of the black scar/mark on the skin?
I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the past 2 days IV had a pressure in the front of my head and behind my eyes after putting wax removing liquid in my ears. Should i be worried?
Maybe: You should be concerned if your hearing has changed. Did you have a lot of wax? Did you use any instruments or swabs in your ear. Any of those things can affect the ear drum & cause symptoms. If the symptoms do not abate after 24 hours or get worse or you become quite dizzy see your physician right away ...Read more
I have pcos and get hair in my chin shaving don't help and waxing too painful any lotion or vitamins to make the hair grow less i'm on spiraclatone?
No: Lotion and vitamins will not help. Spironolactone is usually effective but you may have to take for up to 9 months before seeing results. There are other more powerful anti-androgen medicines you might ask your doctor about. Laser hair removal may also be a better solution for unwanted hair. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swooshing sound in left ear in rhythm with heartbeat when head turns a certain way. No wax. No blockage and per ENT "ear looks perfect"?
Whoosh: Probably just a benign vascular flow sound ...Read more
When i tilt my head i often hear water emptying from my ears. Is there really water flowing out n if so, would tat b enough to flush d ear wax out as well? Thanks!
Hear: Less likely to be true fluid moving, more likely blood flow. ...Read more
My right ear is producing no ear wax and hurts and feels pressurized... My left ear is producing alot. Ive been getting bad head aches whats going on? I have had monthly sinus infections. Another ent had me try a nasal spray and Allegra D to see if it's a
Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more