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Is it safe to pick out ear waxes?

Is it safe to pick out ear waxes?

Ear Wax: Ear wax is the ears natural way of protecting the skin of the ear canal from infection and other types of damage. The wax actually has a natural pH (acidity) that prevents bacteria and fungus from growing in the ear canal. If you scrape the wax away and leave the skin uncovered, then you are at a higher likelihood of getting and external ear infection which can be quite painful. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I heard it is dangerous to pick out ear waxes with q-tips. Is this true?

I heard it is dangerous to pick out ear waxes with q-tips. Is this true?

Ear Wax / Q-tips: Ear wax is the ears natural way of protecting the skin of the ear canal from infection and other types of damage. The wax actually has a natural pH (acidity) that prevents bacteria and fungus from growing in the ear canal. If you scrape the wax away and leave the skin uncovered, then you are at a higher likelihood of getting and external ear infection which can be quite painful. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use peroxide to clean out ear wax?

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Is it safe to use peroxide to clean out ear wax?

Ear wax: Ear wax is a helpful and natural part of your body's defenses. Hydrogen-peroxide in concentrated form is not safe. If you must do 'ear cleaning', use normal saline, instead of hydrogen-peroxide. ...Read more

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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 safe to use peroxide to get earwax from behind ear drum?

Peroxide: NEVER behind ear drum. In from to ear drum does not work very well in most. Get ear softening stuff from pharmacy and the syringe to blast it out if Dr says OK ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a Brazilian wax while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to get a Brazilian wax while i'm pregnant?

Yes: As long as proper hygiene is maintained after the procedure, you should not encounter any major issues after the waxing. ...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

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What do you do for an ear that feels clogged- not sure whether it is due to earwax. Is there a safe way at home to try to remove the earwax.?

What do you do for an ear that feels clogged- not sure whether it is due to earwax. Is there a safe way at home to try to remove the earwax.?

Find out why first: If one's ear is feeling clogged, it is best to first find out why it is clogged before embarking on a treatment. Clogged ears can be due to wax in the ear canal, swollen ear canals, infection of the ear canal, or one could have perfectly normal and clear canals but have an infection in the middle ear. Best to have your doctor look in the ear to determine the cause of the clogging. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a ear tampon out myself ?

Is it safe to take a ear tampon out myself ?

As above: Better to do that in u doctor office if he was done by him /her. ...Read more

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Is it safe to irrigate ear camal?

Is it safe to irrigate ear camal?

With care,: ...Yes. Not too hard, not with anything irritating, and taking care not to poke a hole in the eardrum with the nozzle. And the irrigating solution is best at body temperature - cold irrigation causes severe vertigo. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Yes: Bikini waxing is safe in pregnancy. You will often have more hair on your body and your skin will often be more sensitive when you are pregnant but otherwise it should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hair glue to take out blackheads?

Is it ok to use hair glue to take out blackheads?

I wouldn't.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more

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Is it safe to give yourself a Brazilian wax?

Is it safe to  give yourself a Brazilian wax?

Personal choice: This is a personal decision. It may be hard to get it precise and pretty. Its sort of like giving yourself a haircut, you may save a few bucks, but what will it look like. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go figure skating with a sinus infection?

Is it safe to go figure skating with a sinus infection?

Yes: Unless you have high fever, chills and feel weak or feel like passing out you will be fine if you are under treatment for the sinusitis to go figure skating. Good luck. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or method to use to clean ear wax out of an adults ear?

What is the best medicine or method to use to clean ear wax out of an adults ear?

Peroxide drops: Peroxide drops can help loosen ear wax so that it will come out easier. There are commercially available kits at walgreens etc. If this doesn't help see a doc to get the ears cleaned. ...Read more

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