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Can I put drops of rubbing alcohol into my ears to cure an earache?

Can I put drops of rubbing alcohol into my ears to cure an earache?

Only for outer infxn: Alcohol in the ear could only work in the case of a bacterial infection of the outer ear canal (swimmers ear). Not all ear aches have to do with the ear, however, and if it doesn't help you should see your primary care doctor or an ent. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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Is alcohol good for earache?

Is alcohol good for earache?

No: Ear ache usually is due to any of the following injury, infections, wax impaction and congestion. May be a drunkperson may not feel the pain while drunk. ...Read more

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Does putting drops of rubbing alcohol in ear for earache help?

Not a good idea!: Will not help a mid ear infection-need an oral antibiotic. May cause significant burning in an ear canal (outer ear) infection. Severe burning if you have hole in eardrum with infection. Only ok, mixed with white vinegar, for ear canal drying/cleaning, if no canal inflammation & no eardrum perforation. See an otology/ent md for treatment. ...Read more

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Ever since an ear ache i always get water in ear which stays for days even with alcohol treatment . Alcohol treatment also stays in ear for days.Why?

Dont put it in ear: If you are feeling liquid in your ear, it may be a discharge from a middle ear infection with a hole in the eardrum. Do not put alcohol into your ear. It is toxic to tissues, and if you have a perforated eardrum it can cause damage to the delicate structures of the middle ear. See your health care provider and/or an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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I had to have an earwick put in. how long will my earache and deafness last?

I had to have an earwick put in. how long will my earache and deafness last?

External otitis: I'm assuming you have external otitis (swimmers ear). The pain should decrease shortly after the wick placed and eardrops and antibiotics started. The wick is blocking hearing, so you're hearing will not be resotred until the wick is removed. Make sure you're ear is being managed by an ENT doc. ...Read more

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Had a tube put into left ear on 1/27. Have an earache today. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Had a tube put into left ear on 1/27. Have an earache today. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Tube: Should relieve pain and allow for drainage. Have it checked, it may be plugged or blocked in which case you would require ear drops. All the best. ...Read more