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I have been prescribed ear drops because the hearing on my right. So, are ear drops for ear wax only?

I have been prescribed ear drops because the hearing on my right. So, are ear drops for ear wax only?

Ear drops: Hello. It depends on which ear drops were prescribed and why. In our clinic, if a patient has hearing loss and hard dry wax that is firmly attached to the ear drum, we recommend OTC debrox. If a suspected infection is present, then a culture may be obtained and a prescription ear drop is ordered. ...Read more

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Been using tropex ear drops for a few days. May I know when should I stop using it? It seems that the ear wax is still inside as I hear noises.

Been using tropex ear drops for a few days. May I know when should I stop using it? It seems that the ear wax is still inside as I hear noises.

Too long!: Obtain a bulb ear syringe and gently wash that wax out with warm water. The drops do not make the wax go away they just soften it!!!!
See your Health Professional to irrigate your ear if the above does not do the trick

HEAR WELL! ...Read more

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I have had trouble hearing out of my left ear for a few weeks. I have tried ear drops and wax has been softened and removed but yet I still have trouble hearing. What would you suggest?

I have had trouble hearing out of my left ear for a few weeks. I have tried ear drops and wax has been softened and removed but yet I still have trouble hearing. What would you suggest?

See a doctor: I recommend you see a doctor to get it check. It might be the wax is still there and you did not completely removedit. If you did, then you possible need a hearing test. ...Read more

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Used ear drops on right ear and now I am almost unable to hear anything in my right ear. Been two days since. Initial problem was feeling of different pressure in right ear over mutiple days?

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Hearing lost: Ear drops can block your hearing especially if you have large amount of cerumen in your ear. See your PCP and have the affected ear irrigated clean. See ENT if problem persists. Do not use Q tips! ...Read more

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Lately I've been sick with a light sniffles. I blew my nose and hour ago and popped my ear. I still can't hear well. Is it safe to use ear drops?

Lately I've been sick with a light sniffles. I blew my nose and hour ago and popped my ear. I still can't hear well. Is it safe to use ear drops?

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites, grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. OTC nasal steroid and nasal saline are worth a try. Ear drops won't get to the root of the issue. ...Read more

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I had water in my ear so I used ear drops for swimmers ear. Now I can't hear and the drops are stuck in my ear.

I had water in my ear so I used ear drops for swimmers ear. Now I can't hear and the drops are stuck in my ear.

Get ear checked.: If your over the counter remedy hasn't fixed the problem, and you have lost your hearing then you definitely need to have a doctor peer inside your ear to make sure that you haven't developed a hole in your ear drum, or gotten a middle ear infection. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic ear drop if necessary. ...Read more

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Had a bad ear infection and was prescribed amoxicillin for 5 days and ear drops. There is no pain but I still can't hear properly. Help?

Had a bad ear infection and was prescribed amoxicillin for 5 days and ear drops. There is no pain but I still can't hear properly. Help?

Fluid persists: The fluid debris of an ear infection will muffle the hearing and give you a feeling of fullness. It can persist from 3-6 weeks in some people. A return in pain or fever would suggest a recurrence. ...Read more

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Do I have a perforated ear drum? I have had chronic earaches since I was a kid. Lately I have noticed that I cannot hear well out of my left ear, and I do hear the ocean sound. I put some ear drops in (left over from my last doctor visit), but it hasn't

Do I have a perforated ear drum? I have had chronic earaches since I was a kid. Lately I have noticed that I cannot hear well out of my left ear, and I do hear the ocean sound. I put some ear drops in (left over from my last doctor visit), but it hasn't

High : High pressures generated from a valsalva maneuver that you performed could generate the type of sound that you described if you had a perforation. Also, if you tasted your eardrops that could be an indirect sign of perforation as a pathway from your ear canal, through a perforation, down the eustacian tube, and into the back of your throat. If you haven't seen an ent, it may be wise to have this checked, get a hearing test, and discuss options for possible corrective surgery if you have a perforation, or other appropriate tympanomastoid surgery depending on the severity of the problem. ...Read more

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I have otitis externa. Been using the ear drops for a couple of days now. Is it normal to hear myself chewing more in that ear when I eat?

I have otitis externa. Been using the ear drops for a couple of days now. Is it normal to hear myself chewing more in that ear when I eat?

AnotherQuestion?Wow: If you have anything in your ear it will alter the relative acoustics in a way that there is more transmission within your head than from outside, which would mask those inner sounds. Try putting in an earplug (on the good side) and enjoy the show! If that's a big problem for you, go on a liquid diet and take your meals in a subway or near the airport. ...Read more

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All I can hear in my right ear is my heartbeat and its in constant pain. My dr gave me ear drops but they seem 2 be making it worse. What could it be?

Possible otitis medi: You may have a middle ear infection in which case ear drops won't work. Oral antibiotics may be necessary. You may have swimmers ear which is treated with antibiotic ear drops (you didn't say what drops you had). Either condition causes pain. The heart beat is from either acute inflammation or hearing loss. Pulsing heartbeat in the ear can be serious so see ENT if this continues. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed ear drops for my ear. Before taking them I was fine, after taking them It feels like I lost hearing in my left ear, is it normal?

I've been prescribed ear drops for my ear. Before taking them I was fine, after taking them It feels like I lost hearing in my left ear, is it normal?

Not normal: If you were fine before, what was the indication for the ear drops? It is most likely the ear drops have deposited on the ear drum. This will block some hearing. Have an ENT doctor observe the ear under a microscope in office and suction the ear drops off the drum and it is most likely your hearing will return to its previous state. ...Read more

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Would an ENT see me without a referral? I have narrow ear canals and I do get wax but on ear drops. Could narrow ear canals affect my hearing?

Would an ENT see me without a referral? I have narrow ear canals and I do get wax but on ear drops. Could narrow ear canals affect my hearing?

Sure: America is a free country, so a patient is free to choose her doctors, and her doctors are free to accept her or not accept her as a patient. Otherwise, we would not be free. Sometimes, one's insurance plan has limitations, so buy PPO (instead of HMO) insurance so that a referral should not be needed. Also, seeing a doctor outside the network (maybe self-pay) should not require a referral. ...Read more

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My ear was hurting I put some pain reliever ear drops in. Drained in felt really sharp pains and now there is blood on qtip muffled hearing.?

My ear was hurting I put some pain reliever ear drops in. Drained in felt really sharp pains and now there is blood on qtip muffled hearing.?

Ear emergency: Pain in the ear, hearing loss, and bleeding can be caused by Q-tip insertion. Do not put ANY liquid into the ear, avoid nose blowing and get medical help. ...Read more

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Doctorsaid I had an ear infection. No pain but i have had hearing loss in my right ear. I was prescribed ear drops but it's been 5days?

ENT evaluation: Most ear infection will have pain and then other symptoms can also occur such as hearing loss and fevers. My suggestion is to see an ENT specialist and get a more thorough ear exam and possibly hearing tests if needed. Good luck ...Read more

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I was told i have otitis externa, I was given an antibiotic and ear drops. it's been 3 day. Lost hearing in the ear. Should I see a doctor?

I was told i have otitis externa, I was given an antibiotic and ear drops. it's been 3 day. Lost hearing in the ear. Should I see a doctor?

Hearing loss: It sounds as if you are taking antibiotics but your symptoms are progressing or getting worse. If this is the case then yes you need to see your doctor again. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ears wax and my doctor prescribed sodium bicarbonate ear drops. It's the second day and my hearing has got worse and I now have pain?

I have a lot of ears wax and my doctor prescribed sodium bicarbonate ear drops. It's the second day and my hearing has got worse and I now have pain?

Otitis externa: The wax most likely softened and is now abutting the tympanic membrane (ear drum) or occluding the ear canal. Moisture accumulating behind the obstruction creates a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi resulting in ear canal inflammation and possible infection. The wax should be removed and probable treatment with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more

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Earwax buildup, doc cleaned out ears with syringe. Was told to use ear drops and come back to rinse some more, but now I hear "pulse" in left ear?

Earwax buildup, doc cleaned out ears with syringe. Was told to use ear drops and come back to rinse some more, but now I hear "pulse" in left ear?

Possibly wax in ear.: You may still have cerumen impaction the flushing and drops may have moved the wax causing more hearing loss and pulsatile tinnitus, (pulse sound). See your physician and have the wax removed. ...Read more

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Hearing loss. Irrigation, olive oil & ear drops all failed. Any ideas doc? It's reoccurring, found out the other day I suffered /w bad ears as a baby.

Hearing loss. Irrigation, olive oil & ear drops all failed. Any ideas doc? It's reoccurring, found out the other day I suffered /w bad ears as a baby.

See ENT: You most likely have a cerumen impaction (earwax build-up). Even though you tried some outpatient therapies for ear wax build-up it is still most likely. I would see ENT though so they can assess the cause of the hearing loss. If you don't have a cerumen impaction then there can be a more significant cause of your hearing loss. Not sure what "suffered with bad ears as a baby" means. ...Read more

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5 days, no relief.DX'd by ENT w/ swimmers ear. On pain med, cipro,and ear drops. Went from 1 ear to both. Hearing loss. Swollen, sore nodes. Next step?

5 days, no relief.DX'd by ENT w/ swimmers ear. On pain med, cipro,and ear drops. Went from 1 ear to both. Hearing loss. Swollen, sore nodes.  Next step?

Check with ENT: Usually oral abx would not work well on swimmer's ears but wonder if there is already abx in your ear drops. However, with the problem spreading and onset of hearing loss and tender nodes, I suspect that something systemic is going on. Need to contact your ENT again ASAP and may need blood works as well. ...Read more

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Have tubes because of mastoiditis now have ear infec tubes shifted down taking antibiotic and drops can't hear drainage not getting better y?

Have tubes because of mastoiditis now have ear infec tubes shifted down taking antibiotic and drops can't hear drainage not getting better y?

Tubes open?: You need to get to an ENT to make sure that your tubes are in and working. Your hearing could be down for many reasons so, it's best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What can I do to help get fluid out of my right ear besides these ear drops that I have been using? That isn't helping.

Fluid: If the fluid is behind the ear drum, drops won't help. You either have external otitis or otitis media. Different symptoms. The Best advice would be to see an ENT MD to sort out your problem ...Read more

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Why don't we give ear drops in the eye?

Why don't we give ear drops in the eye?

Because not eye drop: The eye is more easily harmed by many substances than other parts of the body, including the ear.
In the eye, use only medicines recommended for use in the eye. ...Read more

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What do I do with swim-ear drops?

What do I do with swim-ear drops?

Use after swimming: A few drops of swim ear or 70% alcohol can be put in the ears to help any water that is in the ear evaporate faster after swimming. ...Read more

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Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

It is possible: See an ENT to have your pain evaluated so that he or she may prescribe you a different ear drops medication. ...Read more