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How To Remove A Qtip Stuck In Your Ear
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?
I have some soft, ear plug material stuck in my ear. I need to see an ENT doctor to remove it. How do I find the right one?
Check entnet.org: The american academy of otolaryngology has a website www.Entnet.Org which has a doctor finding service to locate a local ENT doctor. You can also ask your family doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more
Painless Pimple/cyst in ear canal, busted. How should I proceed with cleaning out pus-afraid to clean with qtip due to pushing the infection deeper?
Allow drainage: To encourage spontaneous drainage of an abscess, warm moist compresses can by applied with gentle pressure. Squeezing or pressing on the site should be avoided. If possible, keeping the site moist by applying antibacterial ointment will help prevent crusting over, which prevents drainage (usually key in healing). ...Read more
Is there a way to safely remove water and/or wax from ear canal when you have a perforated eardrum?
Safety: Please do not do anything other than seeing an Ear specialist as soon as possible. I did not enjoy a broken ear drum while in flight! ...Read more
Instructions: Complete instructions: http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-careGet a more detailed answer ›
I used hydrogen peroxide to try to dissolve my impacted ear wax that is stuck to my eardrum. It didn't work?
Safe yes smart no: As a general rule your ear canal and everything in it should not be touched either by water, qtips, bobby pins or peroxide. The only thing these things do is anger the ear canal skin and angry ear canal skin responds by making more wax. Unless you can not hear due to wax leave your ear alone. If you feel as if your wax is a problem see an ENT doctor. We are wax specialists. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it bad to use q-tips to clean your ears? Is it pushing ear wax further into your ears? Would using a wet wash cloth be a better option?
Avoid: Q-tips should be avoided due to the possibility of damage to the inner ear. It can also worsen blockage of ear wax. It is recommended to put absolutely nothing that is smaller than your elbow into the ear. A warm wash cloth to remove ear wax from the outer component of the ear is advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm having tonsillectomy to remove swollen tonsil in one month. In the meantime, is it ok to visit the dentist or could his tools irritate the tonsil?
I would never: You can wet a Q-tip and place the wet end near the object & then gently tease it off the eye. If it will not move, you need to go to an urgent care clinic so they can extract it. An alternative might be using a big bottle of artificial tears to squirt at/flush the object. You cannot control the flow or direction of a showerhead & are likely to do more harm than good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immobilization: If the swimmer has a head injury, assume he has a neck injury as well. The neck must be immobilized and the head kept in a neutral position (looking straight up when on the back). If you have a float floatation device (surfboard, boogie board) and a 2nd rescuer, place the board directly underneath the swimmer's head and upper back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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