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Doctor insights on: How To Remove Impacted Ear Wax At Home

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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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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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How can one clean ear wax at home?

How can one clean ear wax at home?

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 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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Are ear wax removal kits safe for me to remove impacted wax ? My doctor said my ears look fine, but I really want the wax out.

Are ear wax removal kits safe for me to remove impacted wax ? My doctor said my ears look fine, but I really want the wax out.

Yes: Ear wax removal kits are definitely safer than sticking q-tips or other objects in your ear in an attempt to remove ear wax. However, if your doctor stated that your ears are free of wax, then using these kits may be unnecessary. ...Read more

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How do I get impacted ear wax removed?

How do I get impacted ear wax removed?

Ear wash: There are over-the-counter ear wash kits available which are frequently successful in removing impacted wax. If this is unsuccessful, see your pcp or an ENT to have the ears cleaned. ...Read more

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How do I remove impacted ear wax?

How do I remove impacted ear wax?

You don't: Impacted ear canal wax is not so easy to remove. If it has been documented that you have such a problem, using hydrogen peroxide 4 times a day for a week will usually liquify the wax so it can easily be irrigated with warm water. An ENT doctor is the most experienced doctor to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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Is there a way to safely remove water and/or wax from ear canal when you have a perforated eardrum?

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

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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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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?

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?

Let it drain out: by itself , usually melted wax comes out of ear canal and clean with Q tips. Some times is very thick may not come out then you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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How can you fix impacted ear wax?

How can you fix impacted ear wax?

You can't: Your physician, or an ENT specialist can. Wax can be softened and carefully removed by the doctor. Call now for an appointment. ...Read more

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How long will it take to rid my ear of wax using over-the-counter wax remover drops, after unsuccessfully having my ear flushed at the dr's office?

How long will it take to rid my ear of wax using over-the-counter wax remover drops, after unsuccessfully having my ear flushed at the dr's office?

Drop & irrigate: If the drops work effectively in softening / loosening the wax, you may often get the entire lump of wax out at once with irrigation. This is the more common result. ...Read more

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Ok to use hydrogen peroxide to help soften and remove heavily impacted wax from ears in somewhat remote location?

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

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What is the best method to clean out impacted cerumen from the ears at home?

What is the best method to clean out impacted cerumen from the ears at home?

Mineral oil: Mild ear wax is normal, and should be left alone. However, if you're having trouble hearing, and you know there is a wax plug, or have been examined, then you can add mineral oil, 3-4 drops, a couple times a day. That will soften wax so it will come out naturally. Some will use debrox, a hydrogen peroxide containing, non irritating product. Do not just use straight peroxide. ...Read more

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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?

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?

1 week: About a week to heal the wound and avoid contamination. Also one has to avoid exposure to colds so fluid does not build up in the middle ear cavity. This helps prevent break in the repair of the perforation. ...Read more

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How do I remove the dental wax from a cavity?

How do I remove the dental wax from a cavity?

Dental wax: dental wax is not a filling material. If you have an infected hole in a tooth, a cavity, covering it with wax will not cure the infection. Stop trying to play Dentist and go see a real one before you do serious harm to yourself. ...Read more