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Ear Wax Tubes Put
ENT follow-up visit: During routine follow-up appointments, the ENT doctor will evaluate the child's pe tubes (position, obstruction, signs of infection, etc...). At that time, the doctor can remove earwax (cerumen) from the ear canal. Avoid using q-tips or other foreign objects to remove earwax (unless the wax is already at the outside opening), because one can unintentionally push earwax deeper into the canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Normal variant: Normal variant. Follow these guidelines: http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-careGet a more detailed answer ›
Every morning I have wet ear wax i can get out of my ear. Is this normal? Doc told me they saw fluid in my ears. Drainage. Had tubes when younger.
Hx of tubes, no ear wax x 26 years. Static noise in left ear x6 monthsear itch sometimes, went on 7 day cruise, got off and had sailors legs. Related?
Get ear checked: Hard to know if it's all related, but to get a diagnosis, someone needs to look into your ear canal and evaluate the canal and the ear drum. "Sailor's legs" (vertigo or motion sickness) is more of an inner ear problem, but that could be related to the static noise you're hearing. Have someone check it out. You may need to have a hearing test by an audiologist, or see ENT if symptoms persist. ...Read more
An ear tube that has been in my one ear for 15 years just fell out with a lot of ear wax. Doctors have always seen it. Should i be worried? No pain
No: Ear tubes typically fall out with the natural motion of wax in about 6 months. That your's has been in for 15 years suggests it may have been a t-tube (longer lasting). You may want to have your doctor check your ear to make sure there is no residual hole in the ear drum that needs repair. Watch for pain or drainage from the ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fluid in my ears rather than ear wax...I hear this means there is a dysfunction in my auditory tube. is that an ear infection? is it serious?
Serous otitis media: 'Fluid in the ears" as a result of eustachian tube dysfunction is not in and of itself an infection, but the trapped fluid can easily turn into one. This fluid is trapped behind the ear drum when the eustachian tube becomes ineffective at draining the middle ear space. Nasal steroids and/or decongestants are often used to improve functioning of the tube. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and i still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.
As : As long as you have no history of eardrum perforation, the simplest thing to do is buy a baby bulb syringe, fill it with luke warm water, and self-irrigate the ear in a dependent position. This usually works after the wax has been softened by a cerumenolytic medication (debrox). If this doesn't work have your pcp or ENT physician take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 yr old with t-tubes. In for 2 yrs. T-tubes put in bc of built up wax, no ear infections. Should we have dr take the tubes out? They r bothering kid
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?
I just used a q tip In my ear because my mom saw black and when she pulled it out there was blood and ear wax but when I put the other end blood was o?
Scratch: The likely source of the blood is abrasion to the ear canal wall caused by the q-tip, if not at this time, then previously. In general, we advise you never use a q-tip or any solid device in your ear as it is a blind procedure and you're likely to impact the wax (push it against the drum). Liquids are okay like warmed oil, hydrogen peroxide, or cerumenex. Doctors use an otoscope or mirror to see. ...Read more
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