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Could Too Much Earwax Lead To Permanent Hearing Problems
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
My earwax stinks like feet. A few days back some water came out of it. I don't have hearing problem. I tried to clean it many times but smell remains.
Sounds fungal: Sounds like you got water in it and now fungus is growing. Try making a solution of 50% warm water and 50% hydrogen peroxide, and use a syringe to carefully fill your ear canal. You will hear bubbling. Keep your head tilted for a minute or to for it to work, then let it drain out. Repeat every day and see if it helps. Drops for swimmer's ear (e.g., auro-dri) can help, else see an ENT (md). ...Read more
Migraines,vision,balance,speech,hearing problems,recently palpitations,chest pain, high BP and hr.Could cyst pushing on rt aspect of medulla be cause?
Migraines, mini-stroke 5-6 yrs ago, right eye pain, vision problems & hearing problems. Told developed complex migraines. Could it be something else?
Possible: If migraine is associated with stroke (call syndrome), the risk accentuates with smoking and female hormones. However, there is a hereditary syndrome that may mimic and this is cadasil. Rarely, arteritis or vasculitis may be confusing, and patent foramen ovale may cause similar issues. Thus, might be of value to get further testing if suspicion is raised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have a brain tumor? Lately i've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.
Could be migraine: There are different types of headache- migraine and tension headaches are the most common ones. Migraine headaches usually are one sided headaches- can be preceeded with aura, hallucination etc- also can be associated with photosensitivity etc. Although brain tumor also can give headache- but it is not very common.Having said that-if those symptoms bother you- go to see your md and get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 things: There are three entities that quickly come to mind when only intermittent hearing loss are considered. 1.) impacted wax in the ear canal, 2.) middle ear fluid that comes and goes, and 3.) an entity called cochlear hydrops, an early form of Meniere's disease before vertigo and tinnitus occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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