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How To Clean Ear Wax In Children
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
Hydrogen peroxide: Although i never would advise trying to clean wax from the ear as a home procedure, try 3% otc hydrogen peroxide. This solution will at least liquify the wax and make it easier to clean out by a physician. In my experience, i would be certain that you have wax and have it removed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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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?
2 yr old has stubborn ear wax in cannal of ear. What rinses can I use to loosen and clean it out? How long do I use it? Home remedies?
Yes, but: It is possible but not advisable. Ear wax medicine causes irritation and inflammation of the ear canal skin and this inflammation only leads to the ear being angry and upset. The ear canal when angry and upset just makes more wax. I almost never advise my patients to use this type of medicine preferring for them to just leave their ears alone. ...Read more
Depends: If the ear infection you are referring to is an external ear infection ("swimmer's ear"), then the plugs may help in the shower. However, if she is prone to middle ear infections, the plugs will serve no useful purpose in preventing middle ear infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child having ear perforation surgery using graph. They will make inscion above the ear and in the ear canal. How long should she stay home from school?
How can i remove antibiotic ear ointments from ear and how long should it kept in the ear for maximum effectiveness?
Get examined: Not all ear blockage is ear wax. Get examined to rule out infection or disease of the external auditory canal. There is no know medication to "prevent" ear wax formation. Good ear hygiene and gentle cleaning with warm water and Q-tips. Most physician's offices can remove excess wax; however, it will come back. ...Read more
My kids have dark wax in their ears. One child is really bothered- has most wax. How can I break up/ get rid of this wax? Not near to outer canal.
Peroxide....or: Classically, letting peroxide sit in the ear canal can break up the wax and make it come out more easily. Another trick...Colace. This is a medicine typically used as a stool softener, but dripped into the ear canal it can help liquify the wax too. However, never use anything to try to remove wax in the canal yourself...This very commonly causes trauma to the canal or even the eardrum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok to use hydrogen peroxide to help soften and remove heavily impacted wax from ears in somewhat remote location?
Yes with a syringe: Hydrogen peroxide with an ear syringe is fine. If the. Wax is really impacted, you will need to see and ENT specialist who has the tools to remove it. If it doesn't come out with the irrigate by syringe DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE IT YOURSELF WITH ANY TOOL. That would be inviting a perforation of an eardrum ...Read more
Don't do it: If you have wax stuck on your eardrum don't use a syringe. You first have to soften the wax with the use of over-the-counter wax softening agents. Then syringing might be helpful. In general i discourage my patients from doing anything to their ears as invariably they make things worse. My preference would be for you to see an ENT doctor to have him or her take care of it. ...Read more
I used peroxide to clean my ear this morning can the liquid get caught in the middle ear or Eustachian Tube?
Not usually: If it was applied to the outside part of the ear, then usually no. There is an ear drum that separates the outer ear from the middle ear and the eustachian tube. If there is perforation of the eardrum then potentially the answer is yes. ...Read more
Ear tubes and swimming? My son loves swimming but he just got ear tubes put in. The doctor said we need to use ear plugs to keep water out of the tubes, but we can’t find any ear plugs that stay in. Any ideas?
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