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Ear Feels Blocked But No Wax
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.
Have what looks like Seborrhea derm in both ear openings. (Had on scalp once.) 1 ear feels a little blocked up. Wax removal no help. Is it the SD?
Could be: I would need to see the ear to determine the appropriate drops needed. I hope you feel better soon.
My Ear feels blocked, Primary Care Dr said little wax is in ear and could Refer me to ENT Dr. What can cause this feeling?
Serous otitis media: Usually viral. See ENTGet a more detailed answer ›
My ears feel blocked (I don't know any other way to explain it), there is no wax, I know this as a have sringed them twice. What can I do?
Treat the inner ear!: Sometimes inner ear fullness can feel like obstructed canals - try to blow against a closed nose and I recommend using nasal sinus rinses like NeilMed makes. Let me know if that helps!!
Can ears take a little while to stop ringing after being blocked with wax for over 2 weeks, never no ringing before jst irrigation hasn't stopped it?
Ringing in the ears: 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 (e.g. TMJ). Rec.: see ENT or orofacial pain specialist to rule out secondary pathology.
Debrox: As an ENT surgeon, the simplest thing I suggest is using over the counter debrox drops twice daily for one week. If that does not do the trick call your local ent. Most ents have a microscope in the office. Under microscope the wax (cerumen) will be removed with instruments or a gentle vacuum.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Can be due to wax. Other possibilities exist like fluid, infection, hearing loss. Need to see a doctor.
Ear wax drops: Get some over-the-counter ear wax drops (the cheapest are about as good as any), and put 5-10 drops in the ear and lay with ear up for 5 minutes (+). Try to do twice a day. If no better in a few days, you'll at least have softened things up for a doctor to remove / flush the wax out. Keep using drops about once / month to keep wax from building, and no q-tips - they push the wax back in deeper!
My ears get blocked with wax once per year. What can I do to stop this happening? I don't put anything in and have tried drops and oil with no success.
Not sure which drops: Your were using but debrox seems to be favored by ENT specialists. Http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-16340-debrox+otic. Aspx? Drugid=16340;drugname=debrox+otic.
What do you suggest if I'm grabbed round the neck and my head squeezed, and ear squashed to the point my ear blocked (wax maybe)?
Wax: I would look in and see what's there.
I left wax-removing drops (Waxsol) in my ear for 10 minutes. For the last 2 hours my ear has felt very blocked. Does this require medical attention?
Need a look-see.: Regardless of the mechanism of this sensation, it couldn't hurt to have an ENT doctor have a look in that ear.
Right ear gets blocked when I lay on it - stays even when I turn over. Can't hear. Have to rub to unblock. Wax? Postural malfunction? Something else?
Go see your doc: Hearing problems and fullness need to be evaluated by a doctor and treated if a problem is found. Don't stick anything into the canal. Go see your doctor. They know what to do.
I used a cotten bud to clean my ears and now it has been blocked for 3 days I have tryed a wax candle and drops but didn't work should I go to my docs?
Hearing loss: Hello. Yes, now is the time to have your ears checked by your doctor. After you've tried the different methods that you have, there could be a wax impaction against your eardrum. A simple cleaning may just do the trick. Good luck.
My ear is blocked but it's not with wax. It feels like I'm going deaf in my left ear. It's only in that one and I'm really scared. What is going on?
See ENT specialist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. The disorder may be in the middle ear or in the inner ear. It would be prudent to see an ENT specialist for evaluation.
My ear feels blocked went Primary Care Doctor who said ear has little wax, could there be more farther in ear that isn't visible?
TMJ dysfunction: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options.See 1 more doctor answer
Went Primary Dr week ago, ear felt blocked, said little wax in ear could refer to ENT, also feel dizzy.
I have seen similar: I have seen similar symptoms in my practice with patients who have TMJ pressure from jaw/teeth clinching. Nocturnal (nighttime) clinching is related to anxiety/ stress and is quiet and not noticable by partner. Some additional symptoms include: headache, dizziness, ear pressure/ pain, clicking noise in front of ear, sore or sensitive teeth.
Sinuses always feel blocked for years; can breath through nose; ears pop & feel blocked though there's no buildup of wax or hearing restriction. Help?
Sinus issues: Your symptoms could be a lot of things ranging from a deviated nasal septum to nasal polyps to chronic sinusitis. Even poorly controlled allergies could cause this. Nasal and sinus symptoms often cause problems with the eustachian tube, which will give the ears a plugged up feeling because it doesn't ventilate the middle ear. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear with the back of the nose.
For 1 week I feel exhausted and I had a blocked ear but doctor said it's only ear wax. What could it be?
Wax or other issues: If you had a viral syndrome (cold), last week, it is possible that your eustachian tube has swollen causing a sense of pressure or congestion in your ear. In some cases, there can be fluid in the middle ear. If the doctor cleaned out the ear wax and you still have blockage, then you should try decongestants and mucolytics like mucinex (guaifenesin). Also, consider an ENT evaluation to check out your problem.See 2 more doctor answers