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Can you clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide? What if it goes down into them?

Can you clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide? What if it goes down into them?

You can: Though water will do just as good. Your ears are closed off at the ear drum, so any fluid you pour into them will run out. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pour hydrogen peroxide in my ear to remove earwax?

Is it safe to pour hydrogen peroxide in my ear to remove earwax?

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 more

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Used hydrogen peroxide to try to clean ear. Within seconds felt shooting pain from ear down to neck. What could cause this?

Used hydrogen peroxide to try to clean ear. Within seconds felt shooting pain from ear down to neck. What could cause this?

Ear pain with H2O2: What was the temp of the peroxide? If it was cold it can cause irritation and shooting pain.Alternatively there my be an infection in the ear with nerve irritation ,or even a perforation of the ear drum. The shooting pain from ear to neck occurs when the ear is irritated and manipulated. F/u w/ doc /urgent care may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Is pouring hydrogen peroxide in your ears ok to do? I've tried and heard it helps dry out wax and helps with ear infections

Is pouring hydrogen peroxide in your ears ok to do? I've tried and heard it helps dry out wax and helps with ear infections

Wax in ears: Hydrogen peroxide can help loosen wax in the outer ear so it can drain out on its own. Never use q-tips in your ears as they push wax back in. There are little hairs that brush the wax out as long as it is soft and loose- so the peroxide helps with that. It won't prevent middle ear infection- those are behind the ear drum. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide on ears with irritatied by earrings?

Hydrogen peroxide on ears with irritatied by earrings?

No, ? allergy: Hydrogen peroxide is likely to increase the damage. You may have contact sensitivity to nickel in the jewelry. If you must wear offending earrings, coat the metal with clear nail polish. ...Read more

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Is it true that one can use hydrogen peroxide to clean the ears?

Is it true that one can use hydrogen peroxide to clean the ears?

Yes: Hydrogen peroxide is a safe and inexpensive method of dissolving impacted ear wax. But it may be irritating if you do not have wax. So make sure frown from an ENT doctor that wax is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How much time should you keep hydrogen peroxide in your ears?

How much time should you keep hydrogen peroxide in your ears?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Don't recommend that you start pouring chemicals into your ears. The higher the concentration the more chance there is for tissue damage. If you are having ear problems consider seeing an ENT Dr. Products like Murine, Auro & Debrox contain Carbamide Peroxide. They are made to clean ears. If you use these - follow directions on box. Some people do use Hydrogen peroxide to loosen ear wax. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use hydrogen peroxide to unclog ear?

Not my favorite: I have spent 20 years unplugging ears and i never used hydrogen peroxide. Check out drug store, there are a number of overt the counter cerumenolytics that work. ...Read more

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Should use hydrogen peroxide spray for my ears?

Should use hydrogen peroxide spray for my ears?

Not recommended: The best way to care for your ears is to make a mixture of 9 parts alcohol and 1 part white vinegar. Put a few drops in you ears to help clean them and to dry them after swimming. ...Read more

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Had tubes in ears, is hydrogen peroxide ok to use?

Had tubes in ears, is hydrogen peroxide ok to use?

No: If you have tubes in your ears, it means that your external ear is open into your middle ear. When you use peroxide in your external ear, it is to dissolve the wax. You do not want peroxide or dissolved wax in your middle ear, which would give you a serious infection. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide doesn't bubble in my ear why?

Hydrogen peroxide doesn't bubble in my ear why?

Why: Why should it? The skin is intact. Why are you putting it in your ear. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide be poured in ear?

probably: As long as your ear drum is intact, it should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide?

What is the very best way to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can damage your healthy tissues too. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my ear hurts after using hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can damage your healthy tissues too. Need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide?

Probably not: Unless you have a perforated eardrum putting a little warm hydrogen peroxide in the ear canals shouldn't hurt. It may help soften the wax. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I use 2-3 drops of hydrogen peroxide in my ears every week?

Is it ok if I use 2-3 drops of hydrogen peroxide in my ears every week?

Only if needed: The ear is self cleaning, and a small amount or earwax is beneficial for ear canal health. Hydrogen peroxide is best used to resolve earwax blockage or to soften impacted cerumen so it can be gently removed by an ent. ...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