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Why do I feel dizzy after cleaning out earwax from my ear with mineral oil and water?

Why do I feel dizzy after cleaning out earwax from my ear with mineral oil and water?

Depends: Then either fluid temperature was too high or low compared to body temp or hole in ear drum. Should subside but may need ENT to see if hole present. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 can one clean ear wax at home?

How can one clean ear wax at home?

Hydrogen peroxide: Although I never would advise trying to clean wax from the ear as a home procedure, try 3% otc hydrogen peroxide. This solution will at least liquify the wax and make it easier to clean out by a physician. In my experience, I would be certain that you have wax and have it removed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clean ear wax without going to doctor?

What's the best way to clean ear wax without going to doctor?

WHY?: Your ears tend to take care of the problem themselves. If you have excessive wax, there are commercial otc products available, peroxide is an old favorite.Colace (docusate sodium) an old laxative leaves ear canals squeaky clean (but burgundy color combined with wax looks like blood!) avoid q-tips as they just make problem worse. Remember never stick anything smaller than your elbow into the canal! ...Read more

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How can I safely clean ear wax using household items?

How can I safely clean ear wax using household items?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...Read more

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Easiest safest way to clean ear wax?

Easiest safest way to clean ear wax?

Earwax: Do not clean ear wax unless it is causing a blockage. You can buy a wax removal kit at the pharmacy and carefully follow the instructions to remove trouble causing ear wax. The safest is to have your doctor remove the wax. ...Read more

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What's a safe and effective way to clean ear wax?

What's a safe and effective way to clean ear wax?

Have an expert do it: Wax on the outside of the ear canal is easily removed with a wash cloth or other cleaning measure. You should never put anything into the canal including qtips, peroxide or other drops. The vast majority of ear problems I see are due to well intentioned patients cleaning their ears. I would strongly recommend avoiding anything in the canal. If you have a problem see an ENT and then start fresh. ...Read more

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Which is safest and most effective way to clean ear wax?

Which is safest and most effective way to clean ear wax?

Hydrogen: If ear wax is excessive and difficult to remove, it may be a genetic predisposition. Hydrogen peroxide for me has been a safe, inexpensive and very satisfactory method to soften ear wax, making it easy to wash out. I have very strong feelings that ear wax should always be removed by a specialist and not a nurse practitioner. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or method to use to clean ear wax out of an adults ear?

Peroxide drops: Peroxide drops can help loosen ear wax so that it will come out easier. There are commercially available kits at walgreens etc. If this doesn't help see a doc to get the ears cleaned. ...Read more

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How can I use debris ear wax removal. After I drain the ear drop out do I use a q tip or what to clean the wax out?

How can I use debris ear wax removal. After I drain the ear drop out do I use a q tip or what to clean the wax out?

Let it drain out: By itself, usually melted wax comes out of ear canal and clean with Q tips. Some times is very thick may not come out then you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide to clean ear wax if I have a perforated eardrum?

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide to clean ear wax if I have a perforated eardrum?

Peroxide: Be very careful. Hydrogen peroxide can damage you ears and cause serious trouble. ...Read more

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How should ear wax removal drops work?

How should ear wax removal drops work?

Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal. Stour office we have multiple patients who are seen monthly for removal no worries. ...Read more

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How long after ear wax removal for tinnitus to go away?

How long after ear wax removal for tinnitus to go away?

May not be related: Tinnitus is most likely unrelated to the presence of wax in the outer ear canal. Consequently, removing the wax may not be very beneficial. Tinnitus is unfortunately notoriously difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I have a muffled ear and tried using ear wax removal kits and it still isn't better?

I have a muffled ear and tried using ear wax removal kits and it still isn't better?

Ear symptoms.: Depending on the acuity/chronicity of your symptoms, this could represent otitis media, acute sinusitis, allergies, ruptured eardrum or Meniere’s disease. Are you feeling dizzy? It sounds like the ear deserves a look-see by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have really bad pain in ear (all nite and today)following ear wax removal by dr. Should I be worried?

I have really bad pain in ear (all nite and today)following ear wax removal by dr. Should I be worried?

Should have: Your doc take another look to make sure you are not having any complications from procedure. ...Read more

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Why ear wax removal does not work?

Why ear wax removal does not work?

Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal. Sometimes patients have small ear canals and have trouble with the wax buildup. See your doctor. We have patients who come into out office quite frequently for wax removal. Avoid ear candling. No proven benefit. ...Read more

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Best OTC drops for ear wax removal?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What would happen if you use ear wax removal?

What would happen if you use ear wax removal?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...Read more

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I have been using ear wax removal for 4 days. My ear still feels full. & hurt. What should I do?

I have been using ear wax removal for 4 days. My ear still feels full. & hurt. What should I do?

Ear pain: Hello, this is a perfect time to see your ENT physician. After using the wax softening drops, a simple cleaning will probably solve your problems. I recommend using the drops for the first few days of each month to keep the ears free of wax. ...Read more

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Are ear wax removal kits safe to use if you have had prior ear problems?

Are ear wax removal kits safe to use if you have had prior ear problems?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...Read more

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I use ear wax removal systems for my ears. Do you have any precautions or concerns with those?

I use ear wax removal systems for my ears. Do you have any precautions or concerns with those?

Ear wax removal: As long as your ear is not occluded with hard, compacted wax (cerumen) ear wax removal systems can be quite beneficial to clear wax from ear canals. You may however, need the assistance of a otolaryngologist to clean your ears with specialty instruments for best results. Some primary practitioners are able to irrigate the ears. ...Read more

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Ear wax removal kit and it worked but did not get rid of fluttering?

Ear wax removal kit and it worked but did not get rid of fluttering?

See a specialist: You need to see a specialist for this to be evaluated and examined. There are rare causes of fluttering and more common ones as well (stapedial myoclonus, aberrant blood vessels, glomus tumors) such as hearing your heartbeat in your hearing apparatus. Get to an ENT physician for this. ...Read more

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Is colace (docusate sodium) good for ear wax removal?

Is colace (docusate sodium) good for ear wax removal?

Colace (docusate sodium) and ear wax: Hello. Somehow our secret to ear wax removal has leaked out into the health tap cyber waves. Yes, colace (docusate sodium) liquid in the ear canal will soften the wax and en irrigation works easily. ...Read more

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I used murine ear wax removal drop, s but I don't have a syringe or anything to flush the wax out?

I used murine ear wax removal drop, s but I don't have a syringe or anything to flush the wax out?

Try the shower: After using the murine you can try letting the shower water run in your ear to clear the material out. As a rule, however, I prefer my patients absolutely positively leave their ears alone! The ear, in almost all cases will clean itself and you can only make things worse by trying to clean it. If your ears bother you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Will ear wax removal gel whiten teeth?

Will ear wax removal gel whiten teeth?

No: No, only use approved products that are designed and created to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Earwax drops: It's safe but these products often have irritating preservatives. I recommend qtip avoidance, mineral oil and a vinegar/peroxide mixture instead. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

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Dr. Mark Korsten
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Mineral Oil (Definition)

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