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Doctor insights on: How To Take Wax Out Of Ears

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What is a good way to take excessive ear wax out of my ear?

Have your doc do it: No good way to do it yourself. Common techniques such as cotton swabs push it deeper in or injure the ear. Removal of wax through direct visualization is safest and most complete. ...Read more

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How to get tissue out of your ear canal?

How to get tissue out of your ear canal?

See an ENT: Removal under direct visualization is best. This can be done by your ent. ...Read more

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How does the ENT doctor get the wax out of your ear?

How does the ENT doctor get the wax out of your ear?

Cerumen (ear wax): Doctors have varying ways of getting cerumen out of the ear, including removal with an instrument and flushing with water pic and syringes. OTC way includes using a product like debrox. ...Read more

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How often are you supposed to pick out ear waxes?

How often are you supposed to pick out ear waxes?

As needed: Best not to pick out the ears, you risk injury or impacting the wax. Clean the ears with peroxide followed by a drop of mineral oil. Or you can use an otc wax kit. If you try that for a week without improvement, see your ent. ...Read more

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How do get flea out of the ear?

How do get flea out of the ear?

Irrigation: If you have an insect in the ear canal, the safest method to get rid of it is gentle irrigation with warm water, best done by an ENT physician. ...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 to clean out your ears?

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How to clean out your ears?

Kits: over the counter ear wax removal kits are best. they use a solution to liquify the wax then you flush it out. It's all in the kit. Any store should have it ...Read more

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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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How long will it take to get rid of swimmer's ear?

How long will it take to get rid of swimmer's ear?

Otitis externa 3days: Avoid any further trauma to the ear. Do not attempt to remove visible debris or drainage from the ear stop swimming or exposure to water until the condition improves apply heat to the ear to control the pain at home if the person is not allergic to these, try a over-the-counter pain medicines such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (such as advil) ear drops must be obtain with a prescription from a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get fluid out from behind my ear drums?

Can you suggest how to get fluid out from behind my ear drums?

Time or myringotomy: This will usually resolve on its own. If you want to hasten it, you may get an ENT to lance your ear drum (a myringotomy). ...Read more

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Wear hearing aid but they took it away. Must know how to get rid of ear infection?

Wear hearing aid but they took it away. Must know how to get rid of ear infection?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

It is not water: The fluid in the middle ear is not water. It is usually blood serum secondary to negative pressure from Eustachian tube blockage. At 43 years of age it is probably the result of a viral infection. I would wait no more than 3 weeks. If not spontaneously resolved by then, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clean ear wax without going to doctor?

WHY?: Your ears tend to take care of the problem themselves.If you have excessive wax, there are commercial otc products available, peroxide is an old favorite.Colace (docusate sodium) an old laxative leaves ear canals squeaky clean (but burgundy color combined with wax looks like blood!) avoid q-tips as they just make problem worse.Remember never stick anything smaller than your elbow into the canal! ...Read more

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How long does it take for your hearing to come back with swimmers ear?

Very quickly: It should return very quickly with proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean the wax out of my ears?

Water irrigation: If you are unfortunate enough to be an earwax collector, you may need to start a regular cerumen program. Once a month, fill your affected ear with baby oil to "melt" the wax for 15 minutes. Lie down in a tub of warm water, and have your spouse use a bulb syringe to irrigate out your ear canals. It may take 10 times, but eventually the brown water return will come out clear indicating all clear. ...Read more

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I'm unable to get earwax out of ear. Benadryl doesn't do anything. What medicine will work?

I'm unable to get earwax out of ear. Benadryl doesn't do anything. What medicine will work?

Dr. can look in ears: Some people have the type of ear wax that builds up, while others do not. Some people "clean" their ears but unintentionally are pushing their wax further upstream. Wax is oily and more liquid in some people (and doesn't form a big lump), but wax is dry and hard in other people (forming a lump)... these qualities are genetic. Debrox drops, used on one or two days each month, can prevent build-up. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ringing in the ears?

How do you get  rid of ringing in the ears?

Ringing in EARS: First find the cause and treat it, that will work in most cases, and the symptoms go away, in others it is a frustrating experience especially in some older patients some otolaryngologist recommend niacin, but there is no evidence to support it.Other meds that have been tried neurontin, (gabapentin) Campral a grug used to treat alcohlism is being studied and may be helpful according to studies done in brazil in2005. ...Read more

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If I have cerumen impaction, will the doctor clean out the ear? What will they do?

If I have cerumen impaction, will the doctor clean out the ear? What will they do?

Ear impact ion: if it is a true impacted ear canal, the goal is to remove the impacted cerumen (wax) this is done usually with drops containing peroxide or another cerumen removal material. Often it is in flushed with sterile saline or water using a pressure device or an aerosol. If this is not helpful the wax is sometimes remove manually using a forceps. Procedures generally well tolerated with minimal pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of fluid behind the eardrum?

Otitis: If the fluid does not go away within about two weeks, it usually does not resolve on its own. If this is the case, see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more