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Ear Wax Drops Medication
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
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
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
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
Been using tropex ear drops for a few days. May I know when should I stop using it? It's seems that the ear wax is still inside as I hear noises.
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
I used murine ear wax removal drop, s but I don't have a syringe or anything to flush the wax out?
Try the shower: After using the murine you can try letting the shower water run in your ear to clear the material out. As a rule, however, I prefer my patients absolutely positively leave their ears alone! The ear, in almost all cases will clean itself and you can only make things worse by trying to clean it. If your ears bother you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
How can I use debris ear wax removal. After I drain the ear drop out do I use a q tip or what to clean the wax out?
Let it drain out: By itself, usually melted wax comes out of ear canal and clean with Q tips. Some times is very thick may not come out then you need to see your doctor ...Read more
I have debrox ear wax removal and I was just wondering when I put the drops in my ear how long until I can then take it out?
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
I have a ear wax blockage, got really worst when I put h2o2 according to ear doctor (3 drops 3 times a day) is this normal?
Cerumen impaction: I would not use full strength hydrogen peroxide as this can irritate the external auditory canal. Try a 50/50 ratio of warm water and peroxide and fill the ear. Allow this to sit for a few minutes, drain and repeat as needed. If this does not work, you may need to have your doctor remove it with a curette ...Read more
used debrox ear wax removal and now I feel both my ears covered because of the drops. Doesn't feel plugged but covered by the drops anyway todrain it?
Cannot say: Without an exam, I can only give general information, and. Several other ear wax remedy's out there. AND, often the debrox has to be done in more than one cycle. Be sure and rinse it out many times each cycle. Other possiblities such as ear infection would benefit from an exam. ...Read more
I pushed ear wax removal drops inside while trying to watch my ears and my left ear feels plugged in now after 2 days. When I pull my ear it feelnorml
U may need to get an: Ear lavage, in order to clean out everything and make sure all is ok. ...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 a infection?
I have a lot of ear 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
Ear is blocked, headache, eyes hurt. Ear wax drops do nothing. Motion sickness when driving. What could this be?
Middle/inner ears: Problems, not external ears, so wax drops won't help, also may be a sinus issue. Better see an ENT specialist for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more
Just say NO to Q-tip: "do not stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear! " to clean your ears: 1) use household peroxide - place several drops in your ear, let it sit for 10-15 minutes and repeat for the other side. Take a shower and let the water clean out your ears. 2) use over the counter debrox. ...Read more
Skin and wax gland: Cerumen or ear wax is a product of sloughed off dead skin and the compound produced by your cerumen glands in your outer ear canal. The consistency can range from moist to dry and flaky. It depends on the relative oil content of the cerumen gland product and amount of sloughed off skin. ...Read more