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Is it ok to leave earwax removal drops in your ear overnight?

Is it ok to leave earwax removal drops in your ear overnight?

Follow Directions: Depending on what type of drop you are using it may be ok... Read the instructions carefully. In truth, it is very difficult to "get the drops out" completely anyway. Consider going to an ENT to get an in-office cleaning at your convenience. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Does having earwax in your ear affect the pitch of sounds?

Does having earwax in your ear affect the pitch of sounds?

Ear Wax: At times ear wax can completely occlude the ear canal - which causes a loss of hearing on the effected side. Any hearing loss should be evaluated by and ENT and audiologist. Ear wax plugging can typically be cleared in one office visit with an ent. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a little chunk of ear wax falls on outside of your ear hole? Why does this happen? How can Stop this?

Is it normal for a little chunk of ear wax falls on outside of your ear hole? Why does this happen? How can Stop this?

Normal: The ear wax produced in your ear canal has just one exit, so it's not unusual for this to happen from time to time. No need to do anything to stop it. ...Read more

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What would cause your ear wax to be an amber color accompanied with slight hearing loss?

What would cause your ear wax to be an amber color accompanied with slight hearing loss?

? q-tip user: If you are a q-tip user as so many people are, you may have irritated your ear canal skin and caused slight bleeding. This bleeding may have mixed with the normal brown color of your cerumen (wax) and caused an amber color. Q-tip usage is the most common cause of impacted wax and may be the cause of your hearing loss. See ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Cleaned my ears with earwax removal drops and a water-squirting bulb. Earwax gone, but immediately had a sore throat a minor headache. Related?

Cleaned my ears with earwax removal drops and a water-squirting bulb. Earwax gone, but immediately had a sore throat a minor headache. Related?

Most likely yes.: The nerve that supplies sensation (pain, pressure etc) to your eardrum, the glossopharyngeal nerve, also supplies sensation to the throat. If the eardrum is irritated, this nerve sends pain signals to your brain which can interpret them as coming from any branch of that nerve. This is called "referred pain." These pain signals can also cause a headache which I think I too am getting right now! ...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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I used murine ear wax removal drop, s but I don't have a syringe or anything to flush the wax out?

Try the shower: After using the murine you can try letting the shower water run in your ear to clear the material out. As a rule, however, I prefer my patients absolutely positively leave their ears alone! The ear, in almost all cases will clean itself and you can only make things worse by trying to clean it. If your ears bother you see an ENT doctor. ...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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Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Earwax drops: It's safe but these products often have irritating preservatives. I recommend qtip avoidance, mineral oil and a vinegar/peroxide mixture instead. ...Read more

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used debrox ear wax removal and now I feel both my ears covered because of the drops. Doesn't feel plugged but covered by the drops anyway todrain it?

Cannot say: Without an exam, I can only give general information, and. Several other ear wax remedy's out there. AND, often the debrox has to be done in more than one cycle. Be sure and rinse it out many times each cycle. Other possiblities such as ear infection would benefit from an exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to leave ear wax medicine in ear overnight?

Is it possible for you to leave ear wax medicine in ear overnight?

Yes, but: It is possible but not advisable. Ear wax medicine causes irritation and inflammation of the ear canal skin and this inflammation only leads to the ear being angry and upset. The ear canal when angry and upset just makes more wax. I almost never advise my patients to use this type of medicine preferring for them to just leave their ears alone. ...Read more