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Be careful: If there is any chance of a perforation you want to be careful about using OTC ear drops as you don't want "just anything" going into the middle ear. Please consider seeing your primary care doctor to make sure a perforation isn't the case, prior to putting anything into your ear. Best of luck. ...Read more
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 ear is chronically stuffy but the docs told me it's earwax and for me to use ear drops. It didn't help at all. Maybe narrow eustachian tube or what?
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?
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
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.
DR visit: Your Health Care Provider will be able to remove the impacted wax. ...Read more
I just pulled a huge infected chunk of ear wax out. Do i still take my amoxicillin? And my ear drops now that it's out?
Finish: Make sure you finish the recommended course of treatment to assure you have eradicated the infection and not just suppressed it. ...Read more
My right ear feels blocked with ear wax if I use ear drops will it make Eustachian tube dysfunction worse in that ear? Or should I get it flushed?
What's in the ear?: The doctor will want to know what is in the ear. He has to look in the ear. Otherwise, he has to guess what's in the ear... unless another doctor just cleared out the canals. If so, it is presumed that nothing is in the ear canal. In a normal person, without a hole or a tube in the eardrum, ear drops will not go beyond the ear canal, so most drops will not directly affect the eustachian tube. ...Read more
My right ear is clogged with dry ear wax. I've tried using ear drops on it, but it hasn't been working. My mom says cotton tips are too dangerous as well. I only have about $2 right now, so I don't know what else I can use to get it out.
If you have insurance you should see a docotr for a procedure called an ear lavage. Ear drops are placed in the ear, then the ear is irrigated with another solution (typically hydrogen peroxide) to dislodge the wax. A doctor can then use a special instrument to remove any remaining wax. If you do not have insurance tell your mom to find a free or low cost clinic in your area.
Best of luck. ...Read more
My child had ear wax. I tried to remove but it went in further. She has now has a fever and ear ache! I'm now using ear drops! Is it an infection?
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
Often does: Not always but often. Depends on the ear, wide ear canals, less of a problem. Narrow ear canals — definitely a problem. Make sure to keep routine followups with your dispensing audiologist or hearing aid dispenser, and if they identify wax buildup they can refer you to an ENT to have it removed in clinic. ...Read more
If debris is present in the ear canal even after using the ear drops, can the infection recur when cessation of medication?
Don'tMicroDitchDig: It's possible, but I wouldn't go batty trying to dig it out. If, after a few showers, you think there's still some in there and that bothers you, you really should have someone look at it again with the proper equipment, like, say....a doctor or nurse or PA-and not you, or your car mechanic. Usually, whatever debris is left has been sterilized by the drops but, it could set-up another infection. ...Read more
Morning. For a 5 month old baby with an ear infection, is there any OTC medication/ ear drops I can get?
I have an ear pain after I've removed ear wax with earwax drops. Please tell me what should I do because pain is not going away. Thank you. Daniel?
See below: You should have some one exam your ears. ...Read more
Would earwax removal drops like cerumenix turn the discharge from the ears into a dark brown color?
I have swimmer's ear, and I tried the drops for 2 days. But it's not working. Is earwax keeping the water in?
Swimmer's ears: Many times, if the ear canal is swollen or it is impacted by debris, your ENT will need to clear the debris and place a wick to help keep the antibiotic solution in contact with the infected skin; otherwise, it will take much longer for it to work. Lay on your side and have someone put 3-4 drops slowly in the exposed ear canal. Stay in that position for 5-10 minutes, then repeat on the other side. ...Read more
Follow Directions: Depending on what type of drop you are using it may be ok... Read the instructions carefully. In truth, it is very difficult to "get the drops out" completely anyway. Consider going to an ENT to get an in-office cleaning at your convenience. ...Read more
I had impacted earwax removed today which hurt a lot because there was a lot in there. Since then, my throat is hurting me a lot. I was given antibiotic ear drops. Is this a side effect of the earwax removal?
Referred pain: The nerves that supply sensation to the ear canal also supply sensation to the pharynx (throat). Local trauma/scuffing and infection may cause pain in the ear canal or throat. Conversely, you may have another process such as allergy, sinus post nasal drainage, virus or bacterial infection in your throat causing a discrete, separate symptom. See your physician with persistent pain. ...Read more
Cleaned my ears with earwax removal drops and a water-squirting bulb. Earwax gone, but immediately had a sore throat a minor headache. Related?
Most likely yes.: The nerve that supplies sensation (pain, pressure etc) to your eardrum, the glossopharyngeal nerve, also supplies sensation to the throat. If the eardrum is irritated, this nerve sends pain signals to your brain which can interpret them as coming from any branch of that nerve. This is called "referred pain." These pain signals can also cause a headache which I think I too am getting right now! ...Read more
Earwax: Aah, the facination with clean ears, baby oil, olive oil, peroxide, peroxide and water, colace (docusate sodium) as well as several over the counter meds such as debrox and Cerumenex have been used for squeaky clean ears. But remember, that wax is supposed to be there to protect the ear canal, and the body takes care of naturally pushing it out. Let your doctor deal with it when he/she needs to take a look at the ear drums. ...Read more
Is it ok to use a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on a daily basis for ear wax? I have trouble with 1 ear.
Ear wax: If you use hydrogen peroxide drops, lay on your side for 20 minutes afterword with you affected ear facing up to let them work. Periodically, every 6-12 months, have a nurse or doctor look into your ears to be sure you have the problem under control. Otherwise, he or she can remove the impacted wax. ...Read more
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 an ENT: Seems that you should see a specialist at this point. ...Read more
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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