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Ear infection ear ringing clogged ear?

Ear infection ear ringing clogged ear?

Frequent combo: Yes an ear infection can cause these symptoms. You may need medical evaluation. Use of a decongestant may also help to reduce swelling and normalize ear pressure. ...Read more

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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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Do saline eardrops unplug ear?

Do saline eardrops unplug ear?

Sometimes: Sometimes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0012702/ In recalcitrant cases, you have to see an ENT doc to clear wax. ...Read more

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Bloody discharge with otitis externa swimmers ear?

Bloody discharge with otitis externa swimmers ear?

See an ENT: The best treatment for swimmer's ear, before any medications, is a professional cleaning to remove the infected wax. For prevention, an acidified alcohol solution may be used after swimming. A bloody ear could be a perforation. See a specialist first. Do not use any home remedies if you may have a perforation. ...Read more

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How should ear wax removal drops work?

How should ear wax removal drops work?

Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal. Stour office we have multiple patients who are seen monthly for removal no worries. ...Read more

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Will ear wax removal gel whiten teeth?

Will ear wax removal gel whiten teeth?

No: No, only use approved products that are designed and created to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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How can impacted ear wax be removed?

How can impacted ear wax be removed?

Carefully by an ENT: If it's impacted 9 times out of 10 it was pushed in by a well intentioned q-tip. Removing impacted wax is bread and butter for an ENT doctor. We have the proper skill and equipment. Anything that you try has the risk of further aggravating your ear leading to worsening impaction and risking infection and pain. Do nothing and contact an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more

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Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

It can: In general I am not a fan of home remedies to remove wax. In almost all cases your trying to remove wax will make your ears worse. If your ears are clogged and your hearing impaired you can try irrigating with murine. If they get worse you need to see an ENT to get them cleared out with suction. ...Read more

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How can earwax buildup?

How can  earwax buildup?

Skin and canal: Normally, ear wax will exit the ear canal as the skin it's sitting on grows out of the canal. Sometimes, though, the dryness of the skin or an oddity about the shape of the canal can make it difficulty for the wax to come out. For those cases, one can often use mineral oil to soften the wax. Despite this, some people just need their ears periodically cleaned out by a professional. ...Read more

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Does ear wax build up cause ear infections?

Does ear wax build up cause ear infections?

No: It can become painful if the wax is dry, packed in and aggravated by q-tips. It does not cause infections. ...Read more

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Red ear wax?

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Red ear wax?

Cerumen: Maroon colored cerumen are not uncommon.

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How to unblock clogged ear wax?

How to unblock clogged ear wax?

See an ENT: There are products in the market that you can buy over the counter which can loosen the wax and remove it. If that does not help, then you need to see your doctor of ENT and they may do an irrigation to remove the clogged wax. ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...Read more

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Hearing problems from ear wax excess? How to rid wax at home?

Hearing problems from ear wax excess?  How to rid wax at home?

Hydrogen peroxide: At home, never use q-tips. Try using hydrogen peroxide 3% ( a dropper full) 4 times a day for a week. If that does not help, see an ENT doctor for proper irrigation particularly if you have impacted wax. ...Read more

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Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more

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Can medicated ear drops clog your ears?

Can medicated ear drops clog your ears?

Yes: Drops can either make ear wax swell up, mix with infected material to make a plug, form a film that dries on the drum, cause the canal skin to swell in an allergic reaction usually to neomycin, or kill normal bacteria which can promote fungal growth in the canal. Should have ears checked if it continues. ...Read more

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Can earwax be green?

Can earwax be green?

ear wax: Usually ear wax has a brownish color, but may be any shade including black. If other colors appear, it may indicate infection or a foreign body and the ear should be examined. ...Read more

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Help unblocking ear?

Help unblocking ear?

Lets look inside: We'd need to look inside. It's probably wax try some ear drops to soften things up. It may fall out on its own. Don't use qtips. You may puncture your ear drum and lose your hearing. ...Read more