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Help unblocking ear?

Help unblocking ear?

Lets look inside: We'd need to look inside.
It's probably wax
try some ear drops to soften things up. It may fall out on its own.

Don't use qtips. You may puncture your ear drum and lose your hearing. ...Read more

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Ear noise loud music

Ear noise loud music

Without: Without knowing anything else other than "ear noise" and " loud music" I would guess you have tinnitis secondary to some degree of acoustical trauma. The appropriate thing to do would be to obtain an audiogram (hearing test). ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with permethrin rinse, with your doctor's approval
Weekly
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
Daily
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas, and launder all clothes and linens
Once
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What is surfers ear?

What is surfers ear?

Extra bone: This is extra bone growth (exostosis) in the canal from the cold water. Nobody understands why it happens. It's not an infection like swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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How can I pop my ears?

How can I pop my ears?

HOLD YOUR NOSE: And SWALLOW!


Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
Once
Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
Once
Ice the area, if you can
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How can I pop my ears?

How can I pop my ears?

Chew gum: Or open you jaw as wide as you can. Closing your nose and mouth while blowing out can be dangerous if you do it too hard, you can rupture your eradrums! ...Read more

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Constant rining in ear?

Constant rining in ear?

Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or a shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use acetaminophen or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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My ears aren't working?

My ears aren't working?

See your doctor: You will need some testing to see what is going on. ...Read more

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How can I unclog my ears?

How can I unclog my ears?

Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
Once
See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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Constant ringing in ears?

Constant ringing in ears?

Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent. ...Read more

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Is peroxide bad for ears?

Is peroxide bad for ears?

Peroxide for ears: Generally speaking in the short-term peroxide drops are fine. If ear wax is persistent other drops might be a better long term solution ...Read more

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How to cure ear infectiom?

How to cure ear infectiom?

Antibiotics: With suffering: wait it out and take motrin. To minimize suffering: antibiotics. ...Read more

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Symptoms of spider in ear?

Symptoms of spider in ear?

You would know..: I've had a couple of kids in my career with live insects in ears, and they are screaming, crying, batting at their ears in lots of distress. You can actually feel it moving around and it is extremely irritating because the ear canal is so sensitive. So, if you have to wonder if there is spider in there, then there certainly is not a live one. To see if dead insect there, someone has to look! ...Read more

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Are ear candles safe 2 use?

Are ear candles safe 2 use?

Ridiculous: A. It does not really work. Does not get the wax out and ceratinly does not treat ear infections
b. Very dangerous leading to severe burns.
C. Totally unproven
tremendous downside-no upside. ...Read more

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How to clean out your ears?

How to clean out your ears?

Kits: Over the counter ear wax removal kits are best. They use a solution to liquify the wax then you flush it out. It's all in the kit. Any store should have it ...Read more

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What cause ringing in ears?

What cause ringing in ears?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes.
Rec.: see ENT to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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How fast do your ears grow?

How fast do your ears grow?

Rapid until 8 to 10: They grow quite rapidly until about age 8 to 10. Then the rate slows with fairly linear growth of the external ear throughout the rest of life. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in ears?

What causes ringing in ears?

TINNITUS (RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor
, following common conditions
allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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Why are my ears turning blue?

Why are my ears turning blue?

Could be: It can be something absolutely normal, but in the presence of other signs may indicate abnormalities which should be looked at by a physician. See you primary care doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a dog bark damage an ear?

Can a dog bark damage an ear?

Unlikely: Dog barks generally are not a high decibel volume, even when near your ear. I can imagine a situation where a dog repeatedly barks in close proximity day after day but this seems rather unlikely. So dog barking is annoying but not harmful. ...Read more

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What causes congetion of ear?

Congested ear: There could be a variety of causes which include wax or foreign body in ear canal, fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum, swelling of the eustachian tube which leads from the back of the throat to the middle ear, and other causes. You should see an ENT doctor for exam and possibly a hearing test. ...Read more

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Why do my stretched ears hurt?

Why do my stretched ears hurt?

Ear gauging?: If yes, did you make too big a jump in size? ...Read more

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Will an ear unclog on its own?

Will an ear unclog on its own?

Sometimes: Often it will not. You can try the over-the-counter treatments and then see an ENT doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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What is the use of ear coning?

Not much: Many patients often try to use ear coning with candle etc in order to facilitate or remove wax. I would not recommend this and instead recommend that one not put anything including qtips into ears and just keep ears clean from the outside. And if you need removal of wax from ear see doctor to have ears cleaned with warm water or syringing. ...Read more

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How can I relieve ears tinitus?

How can I relieve ears tinitus?

Some basic causes: Tinnitus can have many causes, chronic loud noise exposure, drugs like asprin, congested ear canals, diseases like menenier's disease (tinnitus+dizziness) having had a severe concussion or brain injury. Some are treatable but let your primary care doctor sort it out. They might need to send you on to an ENT too. Many cases can't be treated but there are some novel treatments as well. ...Read more

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Safest way to clean inside ears?

Use ceruminolytic: The are effective in softening hard wax. After use for 1 to 2 weeks using soft edged irrigation bulb ears can be flushed ...Read more