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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Are waterpiks safe for ear wax?

Are waterpiks safe for ear wax?

Ear flushing: Waterpiks use high pressure water, and I would be concerned about damage to the ear drum with this. I wouldn't use anything stronger than the bulb syringe that comes with the wax removal kits you can get at the drug store. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of ear wax?

What is the purpose of ear wax?

Protection: Ear wax is important in providing protection to the ear and can trap dust and other material that may enter the ear canal. ...Read more

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What causes blood in ear wax?

What causes blood in ear wax?

Trauma- inflammation: You should contact your doctor any time you experience bleeding from the ear. ...Read more

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Red ear wax?

Red ear wax?

Cerumen: Maroon colored cerumen are not uncommon.

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How is ear wax prevented?

How is ear wax prevented?

Can't be: It shouldn't be prevented, it's normal and is important in protecting the outer ear. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

No: The causes of tinnitus is very numerous including noise exposure, head trauma, medications, and infections. Ear wax, though it can make tinnitus more conspicuous by making internal sounds more obvious, is not known to provoke tinnitus. ...Read more

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How to unblock clogged ear wax?

How to unblock clogged ear wax?

See an ENT: There are products in the market that you can buy over the counter which can loosen the wax and remove it. If that does not help, then you need to see your doctor of ENT and they may do an irrigation to remove the clogged wax. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of ear wax?

Pharmacy: They make solutions to rinse ear wax out. Don't use cotton swabs to do this. Go to the pharmacy and ask them for the ear wax removal kits. ...Read more

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Can too much ear wax cause vertigo?

Can too much ear wax cause vertigo?

Possibly: If the ear wax is so heavy that it clogs the external canal, mild symptoms might ensue, but you describe upper respiratory symptoms, and this makes me wonder if your eustachian tube is inflamed. Check with your doctor. ...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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Why do my ears never produce ear wax?

Why do my ears never produce ear wax?

Ear Wax: They do but you are generally not aware of it. Good for you. Cerumen is produced by glands in the ear canal. Dirt, debris, hair etc stick to it and eventually the wax dries and falls out removing these things. Cerumen (wax) is the self cleaning mechanism of the ear canal. Most people aren't aware of the wax. It is normal. Could be worse. I see patients every day who need to have me remove it. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER to get ear wax out?

Should I go to the ER to get ear wax out?

No: It's not an emergency, there are many otc products for that issue, if not you need to see an ENT doctor ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

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

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What is a good home remedy to remove ear wax?

Soften it: Putting drops of hydrogen peroxide into each ear canal 2-3 times per week can keep the wax very soft. This way it will come out of the canal on its own over time. And never go digging with cotton swabs. You will wind up pushing more wax into the canal and creating nice wax bricks. ...Read more

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How to remove ear wax with hydrogen peroxide?

How to remove ear wax with hydrogen peroxide?

You don't.: Do not use peroxide in your ears. Use an over the counter ear wax cleaning kit or simple mineral oil. If you have a lot of wax build up see your doctor. ...Read more

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How does a buildup of ear wax cause dizziness?

How does a buildup of ear wax cause dizziness?

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

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Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

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

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Dark brown ear wax in one ear, its very painful?

Dark brown ear wax in one ear, its very painful?

Can't tell if: You are making a statement or asking a question, but cerumen does not commonly cause pain unless there is an associated middle ear or ear canal infection ...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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Can thumping in the ear be caused by impacted ear wax?

Can thumping in the ear be caused by impacted 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

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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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Dark stinky ear wax tubes are coming out, what does this mean?

Dark stinky ear wax tubes are coming out, what does this mean?

Normal variant: Normal variant.
Follow these guidelines: http://www. Entnet. Org/content/earwax-and-care ...Read more

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What is debrox, or what's in it, that makes ear wax disappear?

What is debrox, or what's in it, that makes ear wax disappear?

Hydrogen Peroxide: It's hydrogen peroxide. It is indeed the stuff used for scrapes and cuts. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my ear? Its so itchy with a bit of ear wax..

What's wrong with my ear? Its so itchy with a bit of ear wax..

Earwax: Earwax is protective of the delicate skin inside the ear canal so many doctors advise against trying to remove it with qtips. When too much earwax builds up, however, it can interfere with hearing and cause irritation, so a visit to a doctor for irrigation and removal is recommended. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do I know whether I've too much ear wax without going to a doc?

How do I know whether I've too much ear wax without going to a doc?

Someone has to look: Unless a person is very good at cleaning wax from her ears (we doctors do not recommend such activities), she won't be able to tell how much wax is inside. That means somebody else has to look into the ear. ...Read more

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If you don't notice ear wax coming out of your ears, where does it all go?

If you don't notice ear wax coming out of your ears, where does it all go?

It still comes out: Everyone's wax is different. The wax always comes out, in your case your was may be nearly colorless and when it appears on the ear it just blends in. As a rule its always best to let the ear clean itself. ...Read more

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All of a sudden my ears stopped producing ear wax. What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Hard to say. You could have slight pH change which would prevent accumulation of ear wax. ...Read more

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Is it true that putting in drops of baby oil can help remove excess ear wax?

Is it true that putting in drops of baby oil can help remove excess ear wax?

Earwax: Aah, the facination with clean ears, baby oil, olive oil, peroxide, peroxide and water, colace (docusate sodium) as well as several over the counter meds such as debrox and Cerumenex have been used for squeaky clean ears. But remember, that wax is supposed to be there to protect the ear canal, and the body takes care of naturally pushing it out. Let your doctor deal with it when he/she needs to take a look at the ear drums. ...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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Execsive ear wax after 3 day and a lot of dead skin on the inner ear how do I help this?

Execsive ear wax after 3 day and a lot of dead skin on the inner ear how do I help this?

Ear wax: If you need excessive buildup of ear wax removed, get irrigation treatment by your physician. To prevent future ear wax buildup, insert one drop of hydrogen peroxide in each ear canal daily. ...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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My boyfriend has a head and just had black ear wax come out of his ear... what could this mean?

My boyfriend has a head and just had black ear wax come out of his ear... what could this mean?

Means need to: Maintain good hygiene (of ears), to clean ear canal regularly after shower with Q tips, some times may need ear drops to soften the wax. That will enable him to remove easily ...Read more

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I have been prescribed ear drops because the hearing on my right. So, are ear drops for ear wax only?

I have been prescribed ear drops because the hearing on my right. So, are ear drops for ear wax only?

Ear drops: Hello. It depends on which ear drops were prescribed and why. In our clinic, if a patient has hearing loss and hard dry wax that is firmly attached to the ear drum, we recommend OTC debrox. If a suspected infection is present, then a culture may be obtained and a prescription ear drop is ordered. ...Read more

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