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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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used debrox ear wax removal and now I feel both my ears covered because of the drops. Doesn't feel plugged but covered by the drops anyway todrain it?

used debrox ear wax removal and now I feel both my ears covered because of the drops. Doesn't feel plugged but covered by the drops anyway todrain it?

Cannot say: Without an exam, I can only give general information, and. Several other ear wax remedy's out there. AND, often the debrox has to be done in more than one cycle. Be sure and rinse it out many times each cycle. Other possiblities such as ear infection would benefit from an exam. ...Read more

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Ear pain in right ear. Tried debrox for wax didn't help. What should I do now?

Ear pain in right ear. Tried debrox for wax didn't help. What should I do now?

See your doctor: The only way to determine what treatment is necessary for relief of your ear pain is to be examined ...Read more

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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 can I do to get my hard ear wax out, I tried debrox for 3 days but that only help and there's still ear wax blocking. I cant get to the hospital?

What can I do to get my hard ear wax out, I tried debrox for 3 days but that only help and there's still ear wax blocking. I cant get to the hospital?

In the shower you ca: In the shower you can fill your ear with water. You may need to see an ENT doctor to remove the wax or see if your physician can do it. Can also try a water pic. ...Read more

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How do you use carbamide peroxide to remove ear wax?

How do you use carbamide peroxide to remove ear wax?

I'd use H2O2: I'd recommend hydrogen peroxide;2-4 drops applied to the ear twice a day. ...Read more

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Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and I still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.

Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and I still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.

As: As long as you have no history of eardrum perforation, the simplest thing to do is buy a baby bulb syringe, fill it with luke warm water, and self-irrigate the ear in a dependent position. This usually works after the wax has been softened by a cerumenolytic medication (debrox). If this doesn't work have your pcp or ENT physician take a look. ...Read more

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I was dropping Debrox into my ear to loosen ear wax and yellow liquid immediately came out of my nose. Is this normal?

I was dropping Debrox into my ear to loosen ear wax and yellow liquid immediately came out of my nose. Is this normal?

Tympanic Membrane: Hi Charles,

It seems that the debrox solution is leaking from your external ear canal into your middle ear, at which point it is draining through your nose (see image). This suggests that you have a perforation of your ear drum, or your "tympanic membrane" and that's how the debrox is leaking through. I suggest you have a doctor take a look in your ear canal to confirm if here is a perforation. ...Read more

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I believe I have wax build up in my ear as it is starting to become painful and has lasted several days. Will Debrox work to alleviate the pain?

I believe I have wax build up in my ear as it is starting to become painful and has lasted several days. Will Debrox work to alleviate the pain?

Wax dosnt cause pain: Cerumen (ear wax) impaction can cause decreased hearing, but should not cause pain. Scratching or irritating your ear canal or perforating your ear drum trying to remove ear wax by inserting something into your ear is a common cause of pain. Alternatively, you may have an outer ear infection with swelling/inflammation of your ear canal. Have clinician look in your ear asap. Take care! ...Read more

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Ear drops stuck for longer... It may be that I produce too much wax? I have debrox but was told not to use with an infection... So wax problem???

Ear drops stuck for longer... It may be that I produce too much wax? I have debrox but was told not to use with an infection... So wax problem???

R/O CERUMEN IMPACTION: Cerumen production is normal and can increase during particular seasons. You need to be examined and reevaluated most doctors have the tools to remove cerumen. Over the counter I prefer the Murine Ear wash system. If symptoms persist or worsen see prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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If you use debrox should you see the wax come out of your ears?

If irrigate after: Then yes, usually see a chunk or two come out. ...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?

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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