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If your ear is clogged is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax enough for it to run out of your ear?

If your ear is clogged is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax enough for it to run out of your ear?

Not pure H2O2: debrox is a commercially produced and FDA approved LOW CONCENTRATION of hydrogen peroxide with oil to specifically do that. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on your scalp?

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Is it okay to put alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on your scalp?

If you must,Yes.: These are broadly antiseptic.Unless you using for specific reason, I do not see any need to put them on your scalp. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to put vaseline in your nose everyday?

Is it harmful to put vaseline in your nose everyday?

No: Vaseline is actually a good moisturizing agent. Especially in the winter, when the air is quite dry, it may keep the skin of your nose from cracking and bleeding. Should cause no problems. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get soap in your ears?

Is it bad to get soap in your ears?

No: Remember nothing bigger than your elbow in them! no q-tips either!just rinse out in the shower. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put oil in the ears?

Is it safe to put oil in the ears?

Maybe: As long as there is no hole in your ear drum and or an ongoing infection; patients have found relief with home remedies such as olive oil or "sweet oil" - which help with dryness and mild itching. Another remedy is white vinegar for itching or to prevent swimmers ear. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use q-tips to clean your ears? Is it pushing ear wax further into your ears? Would using a wet wash cloth be a better option?

Is it bad to use q-tips to clean your ears? Is it pushing ear wax further into your ears? Would using a wet wash cloth be a better option?

Avoid: Q-tips should be avoided due to the possibility of damage to the inner ear. It can also worsen blockage of ear wax. It is recommended to put absolutely nothing that is smaller than your elbow into the ear. A warm wash cloth to remove ear wax from the outer component of the ear is advised. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pop your ear to equalize the pressure? Will it damage my ears?

Is it safe to pop your ear to equalize the pressure? Will it damage my ears?

Yes: It is safe to gently pop your ears to equalize the pressure. However, if it takes extreme effort to pop your ears, don't keep on trying. If you continue to try, you might rupture your ear drum or rupture a membrane leading to your inner ear. This can lead to dizziness and/or hearing loss. If you can't clear your ears effectively, you will need to see an ent. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to put Visine in my ear? My ear is hurting and I can't afford to go to the doctor.

Would it be okay to put Visine in my ear? My ear is hurting and I can't afford to go to the doctor.

Visine: Visine is meant to sooth your eyes and not take away pain. It will unlikely help your ear pain. If at all possible, have your ear examined to determine the cause of the pain. Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) drops may help temporarily. All the best. ...Read more

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How long can it take to clear blockage in my sons ear? Our doctor said to put peroxide in his ear at night and perscription drops in the morning.

Ear wax: Assuming you are talking about ear wax, it depends on how impacted his ears are and how long the impaction has been present. Under normal circumstances figure approximately 5-7 days. ...Read more

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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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Would it be harmful/bad to place Vaseline on my hair and/or my scalp? Is it ok to put it on your face?

Would it be harmful/bad to place Vaseline on my hair and/or my scalp? 
 Is it ok to put it on your face?

Vaseline not harmful: Vaseline is petrolium jelly and is not harmful for the hair or face. Most consider it a moisturizer, because it traps moisture from escaping from the skin and hair follicle. However- Petroleum Jelly has some dehydrating qualities. So if you are looking for moisturizing, jojoba oil is most similar to natural hair oil ( sebum). For the face, oils can clog pores and create breakouts. ...Read more

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Is it best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it "breath" in the air or should I apply ointment on it and cover it up?

Is it best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it "breath" in the air or should I apply ointment on it and cover it up?

Sometimes: Although an escher may act as a biologic dressing most wounds will heal with better results if all necrotic tissue us derided and a moist clean dressing is regularly applied or a wound closure is surgically accomplished. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put eye drops in your ear for an ear ache?

Maybe: If the drops are antibiotic eye drops, thrycan may be effective in the ear to treat an ear infection. I would recommend being evaluated by a doctor and using appropriate medications though. ...Read more

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What to do if my ear builded up too much wax to the point my ear is starting to pain. My friend told me to use warm water and vinegar, will that work?

What to do if my ear builded up too much wax to the point my ear is starting to pain. My friend told me to use warm water and vinegar, will that work?

Blocked ears: Please do not try to clear your ears by yourself. You may puncture eardrum or worse. Please see your doctor who will clean them out easily and safely. Peace and good health. ...Read more