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How To Remove Impacted Ear Wax At Home
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
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?
Ear tube fell out 15 years later. Very possible perforated ear drum but the ear may still be impacted with wax. Will a doctor try to flush out the wax?
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?
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
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 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?
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