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Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

No: Never say never, but ear wax impaction does not cause permanent hearing loss - only temporary loss until the wax is removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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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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Can going to concerts cause permanent hearing loss?

Can going to concerts cause permanent hearing loss?

Excess volume damage: Certain frequencies in the hearing range can and have been damaged by use of ear buds. Earphones, and attending concerts where the noise is too high (measured in decibels) and too prolonged. This is why people,who work in high noise areas wear ear covers and sound deadeners to prevent this injury. ...Read more

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How long can a hole in ear drum if left untreated before it can cause hearing lost? Can it make ears more sensitive esp loud noises ?

How long can a hole in ear drum if left untreated before it can cause hearing lost? Can it make ears more sensitive esp loud noises ?

A hole in the ...: Ear drum produces hearing loss because it decreases the surface that sound can strike. Thus the larger the hole the more loss. This loss can be reversed by repairing the eardrum. Further loss can be caused by infections caused by germs passing through the hole. This may be identified by drainage. More infections = more chance of further damage. Some may be repairable and some permanent. See an ent. ...Read more

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Can clenching teeth too much lead to future loss of teeth?

Can clenching teeth too much lead to future loss of teeth?

Yes...: Excessive grinding can cause premature wear of the tooth structure and/or may cause periodontal breakdown of the bone support. Obviously excessive clenching can also cause vertical fracture rendering the affected teeth hopeless. ...Read more

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Blindness. I know surviving an explosion could cause hearing loss, but could it also lead to blindness?

Blindness. I know surviving an explosion could cause hearing loss, but could it also lead to blindness?

Blindness: With any trauma many different systems can be affected. The visual pathway in the brain or the eyes themselves can be damaged temporarily or permanently by trauma. ...Read more

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Can too much anxiety lead to knee pain?

Can too much anxiety lead to knee pain?

Yes and no: Anxiety is a real disorder; and it is one that can make you hyper-aware of normal body function. Anxiety does not cause knee pain, but it certainly can magnify your concern if discomfort is felt for whatever the real cause. The mind can convince you of many ailments. Your suffering should not be dismissed, as help is truly possible with a mental health professional. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can blowing your nose to much cause an ear go deaf from damage?

Can blowing your nose to much cause an ear go deaf from damage?

No: The worst thing that could happen would be a traumatic perforation of the ear drum. This is very rare and usually occurs only in patients with a history of ear surgery or ear trauma in the past. ...Read more

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Can an adverse reaction from ssri cause permanent brain damage, and can serentonine syndrome cause you damage? Hard to think, speak much still dazy

Can an adverse reaction from ssri cause permanent brain damage, and can serentonine syndrome cause you damage? Hard to think, speak much still dazy

Yes but rarely: Most ssri reactions are short-lived and usually not serious. But the "serotonin syndrome" which comes from overloading nerve cells with serotonin can produce disastrous results including fever, muscular rigidity and death. This comes either from overdose or combination of drugs which interact with serotonin receptors. ...Read more

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What might lead to this hearing loss?

What might lead to this hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin a lead to renal failure?

Can too much vitamin a lead to renal failure?

Possibly: Taking very large amounts of vitamin d can potentially lead to too much calcium in your blood. That, in turn, can potentially lead to kidney damage, among other things. You would probably have to take an absurdly large dose over a prolonged period of time for this to happen. ...Read more

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How might an issue be treated where one ear cannot adjust to air pressure because childhood ear tube came out improperly, causing eardrum damage?

How might an issue be treated where  one ear cannot adjust to air pressure because childhood ear tube came out improperly, causing eardrum damage?

Need ENT consult: The pressure behind the ear drum is controlled by your Eustachian tube, which connects the base of the middle ear space to the back of your throat. How or why you think a childhood ear tube has anything to do with that is unclear. It should not. Scarred ear drums or drums containing a hole have no direct effect on the pressure within. ...Read more

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