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Human Ear Cleaning Solution
Ear canal trauma: Old blood in the ear canal will form a dark scab. When this scab is detached prematurely, the original scratch underneath is likely to bleed again. It is impossible to determine the cause of the original trauma without an examination. ...Read more
Yes: One can do that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Been having a tinnitus since a doc did an ear cleaning. Almost a year now. I came back 2 weeks after cleaning, he said no worries. Should I worry?
Wall scratch: Ear wax removal has been simplified over the past decades with the introduction of softer plastic curettes (rather than metal loops). Even with this change, the wiggly infant is prone to scratches in the wall during the process, the wax is only made in the outer half of the canal, so the dr seldom needs to go deep unless q tips have pushed the wax deeper. The scratches heal quickly without problems. ...Read more
Rephrased question. Other than ear cleaning, what would be reasons nothing would be done for a dementia patient with hearing problem?
Hard to comment: If you want an opinion about a specific person talk with their doctor. In general someone with moderate or severe dementia would be unlikely to be able to work with an audiologist. In most types of dementia people lose the ability to use and understand language. Hearing aides do not help this problem. ...Read more
What do recemond for blocked ears apart from ear cleaning to remove wax my ears are always blocked and am fed up with not able to hear?
Simple...: Use baby oil 4-5 drops at bed time into yours every month........that will help. ...Read more
I have a clogged ear that has lasted for several months, and often partially clears at night. Ear cleaning + sudafed from doctor didn't help, what now?
Eustacheon tube dysf: Eustacheon tube collapse can cause ear plugging. Q tips can cause wax plugging. If ear canal is clear, then auto insulation (hold your nose and puff?). May need stronger decongestant than pseudophed. See your family doctor. ...Read more
No: Absolutely not. Those are different chemicals and may cause damage to the contact lens or even to your eye. ...Read more
Piercing: Probably. I would use 3% peroxideGet a more detailed answer ›
Contacts: Without knowing specifics, I would still say yes, after a good cleaning with your contact lens' cleaning solution. ...Read more
Yes: The wax cleaning solutions are made to clean out ears, as long as you don't have ear tubes in your ear drums. You can also use simple half-strength peroxide (mix hydrogen peroxide half and half with water) to clean out the wax as well. ...Read more
A little harsh: I would not soak in saline nor would I recommend full strength peroxide as it may slow healing. Rinsing with sali e and cleansing with half strength peroxide every day is preferable. ...Read more
I was told I could use contact solution (saline solution) to clean my newly pierced ears. Is this a good safe idea?
No problem: Contact saline is sterile and to the extent that cleaning a fresh piercing helps with the healing, those solutions are a good way to do it. Make sure you move the keeper in the piercing several time per day which will encourage the clean out and healing. ...Read more
Please help, my ears have been cleaned out everyday but they are very itchy inside and it gets very sore: (solutions II have tried oil?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Can I use saline solution on top of peroxide to clean infected ear from piercing? Also is it ok if I accidently squirted saline solution inside ear?
When I dig my right ear, it bleeds a little. What does this mean? I had it cleaned and used mometasone furoate topical solution USP. 1%
Too much digging,,,: This might just be from too vigorous digging/cleaning that took away too much skin in there. Your fingernails might be too long or you might've rubbed too hard if you used an object like a Qtip, etc. As for that solution, it's supposed to reduce inflammation and likely isn't responsible for the bleeding/rash unless you have an allergy. If it persists without scratching, see your Doctor. ...Read more
Ears pierced w/ piercing gun & sterile studs in a sealed box. Clamps that touched skin near site cleaned w/ water, alcohol solution. Could I get HIV?
Scenario: Does not sound to be particularly risky. ...Read more
Can earwax build up damage hearing? My mom was cleaning my ears out & I suddenly can't hear out of one ear. Any solutions? It doesn't hurt.
Yes: There are 2 possible explanations for why you have hearing loss. Fist of all, depending on how your mom cleaned your ears, she may have pushed the wax further in and created an impaction causing hearing loss. Secondly, the cleaning process may have damaged the canal or tympanic membrane. Have your physician take a look inside and will know immediately which it is. ...Read more
Will Aspirin paste for an ear piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)
Aspirin Paste: Know of no mechanism by which aspirin paste would heal either cartilaginous or soft tissue 'bump' of ear. Take care. ...Read more
I am getting some drainage coming out of my ear. It is not blood it looks more like water. It drys then becomes crusty. I have bad sinuses and have been using a saline nasal cleaning solution I got from the pharmacy. Could this be causing the drainage fro
The easiest way is to get an ear wax removal kit from your local pharmacy. The are numerous products but they all work the same way. There is a liquid/gel that you drip 4-6 drops in each ear and let it sit for 5-8 minutes and then rinse it out with warm water. The simplest is to do it before you're about to take a shower. Hope this helps ...Read more
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Clean outside only.: You only need to clean the outside of your ears when you bathe. Think of the inside of your ear as a "self-cleaning oven." wax will accumulate in the ear bowl. When it does, just wipe it away. Don't use swabs or any kind of pointed things to explore, itch, or clean your ear canal. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
No: No, a bobby pin is sharp and inflexible, and could damage your eardrum if inserted into the ear canal too far. Instead, clean the ear with a moist washcloth. If you feel like there is was you're unable to get with a cloth, try an over the counter treatment to soften the wax. ...Read more
Ear cleaning: As long as there are no other symptoms than wax in the ears they can be cleaned at home. I would see a physician if you had pain, found discharge or any other symptoms. Having said that there are multiple over-the-counter ear wax removal kits available Most of them employ some sort of peroxide drop and a saline flush. Check with your local drugstore for an ear wax removal kit such as Clear Canal ...Read more