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What to use for a clogged ear? My right ear is clogged and can't hear anything I tried debrox and isn't working. It don't hurt [yet] but its so clogged

What to use for a clogged ear? My right ear is clogged and can't hear anything I tried debrox and isn't working. It don't hurt [yet] but its so clogged

Get looked at: Get it looked at. Sometimes the sensation of a "clogged ear" is inaccurate. It might be that you have fluid behind your ear drum, and this is treated differently than ear wax. For persistent ear wax, frequently getting the ear canal flushed with water in the doc's office works great. ...Read more

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My right ear is clogged. I can't hear from it and I feel like my face has pressure with a headache. Sinus? What can I take? I hate not hearing clear!

My right ear is clogged. I can't hear from it and I feel like my face has pressure with a headache. Sinus? What can I take? I hate not hearing clear!

Ears clogged: I may be something as simple as a clogged ear canal - clogged with wax. Another possibility would be sinus issues causing the eustachian tube not to function and causing muffled sounds and a pressure sensation on that side. Probably best to see your doctor to determine if its wax or sinus issue. ...Read more

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I am getting over brutal cold. On completion of a huge yawn, my left ear suddenly clogged up & can't hear. Already plugged nose&mouth&blew. Suggestions?

I am getting over brutal cold. On completion of a huge yawn, my left ear suddenly clogged up & can't hear. Already plugged nose&mouth&blew. Suggestions?

Sinus rinse: I would recommend that you rinse your sinuses with something like the neil med sinus rinse kit. The issue with the hearing is likely related to some of your secretions getting into your eustatian tube (it runs from your middle ear to the back of your throat) and middle ear. That should get better with time you could also use decongestants to help (psuedoephedrine). ...Read more

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Why is my left ear is clogged and I can't hear?

Why is my left ear is clogged and I can't hear?

See Doctor: Could be fluid in middle ear, infection or a wax buildup. See a doctor to examine and diagnose thye problem. ...Read more

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My left ear is clogged and I can't hear all that well and it hurts off and on?

Otitis: Seems to be ear infection. See your doc to be evaluated. Wax also causes hearing loss. May need antibiotics ear drop or by mouth depending upon your presentation. Try Ibuprofen meantime. ...Read more

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Ear is clogged with eat wax I can't hear?

Ear is clogged with eat wax I can't hear?

See below: You need to get the wax removed from your ears. ...Read more

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My ear doesn't sound clogged, just worse in sound. Do I have hearing loss?

My ear doesn't sound clogged, just worse in sound. Do I have hearing loss?

High frequency loss: If you are having more trouble hearing in a noisy room, you may have a hearing loss in the high frequencies (high pitches). Do you work in a noisy environment? Obtain a hearing test and let an ENT doctor explain the configuration and pathology and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Right ear hearing loss. Clogged after cleaning ears- did not push too hard w qtip. Alcohol will not clear it, it caused more clogging & hearing loss?

Right ear hearing loss. Clogged after cleaning ears- did not push too hard w qtip. Alcohol will not clear it, it caused more clogging & hearing loss?

Wax buildup: You might have so much wax build up that home remedies will not work. Please see an Ear Nose and Throat Doctor. They can clean the accumulated wax out for you and also check that nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What are possible diagnosis' if I have severe hearing loss, clogged ear/pressure, ringing, but absolutely no dizziness/vertigo. And its not wax.?

What are possible diagnosis' if I have severe hearing loss, clogged ear/pressure, ringing, but absolutely no dizziness/vertigo. And its not wax.?

See ENT: Assuming this is a one-sided loss, here are some of a number of possible diagnoses, all of which should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist: 1) sudden sensorineural hearing loss - need to see ENT asap; 2) cochlear-variant meniere's disease (symptoms usually fluctuate); 3) vestibular schwannoma (aka acoustic neuroma). ...Read more

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Fluid, ear drum two days ago. Used "swim-ear" over-the-counter and it burned 2nd time used, woke up clogged with hearing loss. Home remedy? Fly wed!

Need ear checked: Swim ear is an alcohol-based ear drop, hence the reason it burned. If your ear is clogged, it is difficult to determine the exact cause without looking at the ear. It could be the that you had wax in your ear that liquified and is now coating your ear drum or if you somehow developed fluid in the middle ear. Best to get it checked before you fly. ...Read more

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Went to ENT for clogged/ringing in ear said ear looked fine did hearing test and gave steroid for slight hearing loss what causes this is steroid safe?

Went to ENT for clogged/ringing in ear said ear looked fine did hearing test and gave steroid for slight hearing loss what causes this is steroid safe?

I commonly: See patients with a small amount of fluid in the middle ear causing symptoms similar to yours and treat with steroids to speed up the healing process. This problem will usually clear without treatment but most people desire faster results. ...Read more

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Okay my ear feels clogged I hear wind but im inside and fluid sometimes leaks will this go away?

Okay my ear feels clogged I hear wind but im inside and fluid sometimes leaks will this go away?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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I washed my hair about a week ago. Now today my right ear is clogged. I put peroxide in it a few times but I still can't hear that good. Could my ear be retaining moisture?

I washed my hair about a week ago. Now today my right ear is clogged. I put peroxide in it a few times but I still can't hear that good. Could my ear be retaining moisture?

Yes: If water is the issue, a drop of rubbing alcohol will do you more good. Peroxide just turns to water after the bubbles are gone. If problem persists, see doctor since prolonged presence of water can lead to external ear infection. ...Read more

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Hello my left ear is clogged I can barely hear and can hardly open my jaw this happen after I had a cold please advise?

Hello my left ear is clogged I can barely hear and can hardly open my jaw this happen after I had a cold please advise?

Ear problem.: There may be residual infectious fluid in that ear from the cold, or you may have an actual ear infection. Regardless, an evaluation by your doctor would be wise as treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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My ear is clogged, I can hear a slight ringing. When I try to clear it w/ water, I can hear again but it goes right back. Now I am slightly dizzy.

My ear is clogged, I can hear a slight ringing. When I try to clear it w/ water, I can hear again but it goes right back. Now I am slightly dizzy.

Examination: You probably have a wax impaction. This can loosened with a dissolving drug like Cerumenex and can be removed by direct inspection with a cerumen spoon or a water jet. Don't try to do it yourself as you're likely to force it and wedge it in ever farther. Vertigo is common with this and will subside after you're treated. ...Read more

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My right ear feels clogged and I can hear my voice in my head when I talk. What could be the problem?

My right ear feels clogged and I can hear my voice in my head when I talk. What could be the problem?

See an Dr./ENT: Depending upon duration, severity and possible triggers, I would get into your dr., who may refer you to an ENT specialist to evaluate and test. ...Read more

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My left ear is clogged. Dealing with sinus/chest infection. Can I use peroxide to delight? What can I use so I can hear out of it again?!

My left ear is clogged. Dealing with sinus/chest infection. Can I use peroxide to delight? What can I use so I can hear out of it again?!

Clogged Ear: If it's due to ear wax, debrox drops and bulb help. For congestion, saline sinus rinses and an antiallergy with decongestant can help (zyrtec-d, claritin-d etc). ...Read more

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Dealing with sinus/chest infection. My left ear is clogged/stuffy. Cant hear out of it. Is it safe to use peroxide? What should I do?

Dealing with sinus/chest infection. My left ear is clogged/stuffy. Cant hear out of it. Is it safe to use peroxide? What should I do?

URI: Sounds as if you should see a doctor and be fully evaluated, particularly if you are having any trouble breathing. You don't say what you want to do with the peroxide, but if you are putting it into the ear would recommend not doing this until you are examined. Have you tried a decongestant? Used a sinus rinse? Please see someone soon and get better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if ringing in the ears really a sign of hearing loss?

Can someone tell me if ringing in the ears really a sign of hearing loss?

No: Ringing in the ears, tinnitus, does not have to be associated with a hearing loss. An audiogram can demonstrate a hearing loss. Remember, the human inner ear, even in the presence of normal hearing, may have loss of the organ of hearing for the very high frequencies, such as 10, 000 to 16, 000 cycles per second. This loss of hair cells in the very basal turn of the cochlea may cause tinnitus. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Various reasons: Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason?
Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read more

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Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

Seek treatment soon: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that is best evaluated by an ENT physician, and which may respond to treatment. Other types of hearing loss and ringing, such as fluid or wax in the ear, are less urgent but almost always correctable. For more information, see the ENT academy guidelines at http://www. Entnet. Org/community/shlguideline. Cfm. ...Read more

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56 year old husband with minor hearing loss has loud constant ringing in ears. What is causing this?

TENNITUS: Sometimes it is normal to have ringing in ears. The inner ear can cause it with vertigo. Pls. See ENT if sx persist. ...Read more