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How do I get rid of ear wax in my child's ear after pe tubes were put in?

How do I get rid of ear wax in my child's ear after pe tubes were put in?

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 more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Ear Wax (Definition)

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


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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 more

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I had ear flushed 21 days ago they got all wax out. Is it possible to have ear wax impacted? or is it likely to be Eustachian tube? Ear feels full.

I had ear flushed 21 days ago they got all wax out.  Is it possible to have ear wax impacted? or is it likely to be Eustachian tube? Ear feels full.

So, what's the : problem? If your ear feels fine, yes ear wax can be impacted, but that would have been known when your ear was examined. Eustachian tube dysfunction can cause some ear symptoms, but you are symptom-free, so enjoy your health, best wishes ...Read more

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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.

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.

see ENT: I would agree with what others have said and really emphasize that you should have your ears looked at by an ENT to make sure it is just wet ear wax. Especially with a history of ear tubes, having any ear drainage is important to have evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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Can impacted ear wax in one ear cause Eustachian Tube Dysfunction to be worse in both ears?

Can impacted ear wax in one ear cause Eustachian Tube Dysfunction to be worse in both ears?

No: Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more