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How To Pop A Blackhead In Your Ear
Heating pad: Ouch! I know that really hurts! Take some ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and try a heating pad (or very warm cloths) for 30 minutes. Wait at least an hour and repeat. You can do this as long as you need to. It may hurt more before it pops but then it will feel better. See your doc tomorrow if it is not gone. If you have fever, redness of your ear lobe or face or severe pain, to an ER or call your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Popping can come from a variety of sources - a small bubble bursting, the eustachian tube moving, or debris / or a hair moving in the canal. None of these would be much affected by a hole in the eardrum. ...Read more
Depends on cause: It may be as simple as wax, or more complicated like fluid behind the ears. Get someone to examine you and find the cause. Then you can find the treatment. ...Read more
Cyst vs abscess: Small whiteheads are generally different from pimples. Whereas pimples tend to be inflammatory active lesions filled with white cells, white heads tend to be quiescent cysts filled with dead skin cells that may remain stable or rise to the surface and rupture. Popping a big pimple could create a big scar. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe to gently pop your ears to equalize the pressure. However, if it takes extreme effort to pop your ears, don't keep on trying. If you continue to try, you might rupture your ear drum or rupture a membrane leading to your inner ear. This can lead to dizziness and/or hearing loss. If you can't clear your ears effectively, you will need to see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to get like a sore/ blister in your ears that makes your ear drum hurt. I also get them in my mouth to. Don't look anything like pimples?
I have an old ear piercing that has a bump in the back end of it and I need to know how to treat the bump without closing the piercing.
Cyst: CSeeyour doctor and have it checked then they can give you a recomendation. ...Read more
Pilonidal cyst: It sounds like you are describing a pilonidal cyst. Pilonidal cysts usually occur at the top of the gluteal crease and can create a tunnel that extends deep toward the spine. When they are only in the "boil" stage they can be managed medically, but they require surgical removal when they become more extensive. It sounds like you need to see your doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more
If your ear is clogged is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax enough for it to run out of your ear?
My doc wants to pop a aural polyp in my ear and give me ear drops. Is this safe to not surgical remove? And pop it?
See below: Try using a warm oist cloth to the area for at least 30 minutes, at least three times daly. ...Read more
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