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Is It Ok To Leave Earwax Removal Drops In Your Ear Overnight
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
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?
? 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
Would earwax removal drops like cerumenix turn the discharge from the ears into a dark brown color?
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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