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Ear Irrigation Complications
Any use of liquid instilled into the ear canal could be described as ear irrigation (best done by a professional). Sometimes, the ear canal can become filled with excess wax (cerumen). One way to remove this excess is to gently flush the canal with liquid. Ear irrigation with a combination of alcohol and a vinegar solution is used by some after swimming ...Read more
Flush with liquid: Any use of liquid instilled into the ear canal could be described as ear irrigation (best done by a professional). Sometimes, the ear canal can become filled with excess wax (cerumen). One way to remove this excess is to gently flush the canal with liquid. Ear irrigation with a combination of alcohol and a vinegar solution is used by some after swimming to prevent ear infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear irrigation: After the procedure, I still can't hear through one ear very well. Is this normal? How long should I wait before checking back in?
No: There are several strong membranes between your brain and the outer world. If anything came out it was most likely dirt or congealed wax. ...Read more
Can ear irrigation be done at home to clean out wax? I had my ear cleaned out two weeks ago at doctor wax is back not allowed to use qtip wax removal
You Bet, Fairly Easy: Best: simply work shampoo into ear canals, with little finger tip, each time you shampoo your hair. Helps to pull pina back with opposite hand behind head while working in the soap. The wax will be softened by the shampoo ; work out. The usual medical tool for mechanical wax removal is 3 mm od buck ear curette, but not good if cannot see ; don't know anatomy. Q-tip too big, pushes wax further in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had our doctor do an ear irrigation, and now he is has very clogged ears, is this normal?Did the doc damage his ears? Any home remedies?
Probably temporary: You don't say how long it has been since the procedure was performed or what the method was. Often a water jet irrigator with a special tip is used, which is safer than a metal syringe. Unfortunately, complications can occur including irritation of the ear canal, likely the case for your husband, or even perforation which would be more painful. No specific remedy. Return for eval to doc/ENT. ...Read more
This is a reflex: Vestibulo-ocular reflex caused by the temperature of the irrigation solution. I recommend you ask your MD to warm the solution and it will not have this effect. Stay calm and warm up the irrigation fluids. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003429.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just did a ear irrigation on both ears. Both are cleared of wax now. However, after that I heard some echoes when I talk. Why?
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