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Clean Ear Wax Mineral Oil
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Peroxide: Be very careful. Hydrogen peroxide can damage you ears and cause serious trouble. ...Read more
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
I had a plugged ear due to ear wax build up. My dr said to use the dermox ear wax removal system. I was able to unplug the ear that was 3 days ago?
ENT doc: If you can't unplug it by yourself, you'll have to see an ENT doc to clean the wax out. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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