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How Do I Relieve Ear Blackheads
Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more
Many causes: Maintaining tinnitus is often the best that some treatments provide. Determining the cause of tinnitus is difficult. Start with a very thorough history and exam with your doctor. Keeping a home diary of the ringing events, or what may increase it or decrease would be valuable- write down your what you are eating, pain if any, what ear/ears, lying down or upright. The supplement ginkgo may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Ibuprofen : Ear pain can be due to several causes, and all of them can be alleviated by ibuprofen. There are outer, middle and inner ear infections, eustachian tube dysfunction, temporomandibular joint inflammation, sinus and throat causes of ear pain. Pain is a marker of inflammation and Ibuprofen is a reasonable anti inflammatory medication. ...Read more
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
Depends: If you have nasal allergy, the ears may get clogged up as well. relieving the nasal congestion with a steroid nasal spray often helps. However if the clogging is from water getting into the ear, a drop of rubbing alcohol will do wonders. Earwax should be removed. Some people with jaw problem may have a feeling of clogged ear as well. See doctor if problem persists. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warm soapy water: In the shower use a little shampoo or soapy water in ear. Daily mild cleaning prevent most major buildups. Some people have a lot of ear wax production and ear canal / hair that tends to retain wax. In that case resort to occasional cleaning with carbamide peroxide from drug store - use as directed for initial cleaning then use a few drops as needed for maintenance. ...Read more
Good face washing: Is still a basic and useful answer. Reduce fast food consumption eat more fresh fruits and veggies. Look at proactive..People either love it or hate it. Look at a product called schmoove on www.Franzcenter.Com. Over the counter products with benzoyl peroxide also can help. Products with retinoic acid can also be helpful. If it is worsening then consult with your doctor. ...Read more
White Heads: Whiteheads should be extracted by an experienced esthetician or dermatologist. To prevent from forming in the first place, you should use a mild facial cleanser that is oil-free and wash your face at least twice a day. Never squeeze or pick at a pimple as doing so may spread the inflammation and leave an ugly red scar behind. Use a face cream or moisturizer containing salicylic acid or retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more
Blackheads: Tea tree oil kills the propionibacterium acnes, or p. Acnes, bacteria that can cause blemishes. Acne is the result of hair follicles on the skin clogged by overproduction of oil or dead skin cells. Tea tree oil unclogs the follicles and sloughs off dead skin cells. Conventional therapy includes prescription epiduo or ziana. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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