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Is too much hydrogen peroxide bad for your ear?

Is too much hydrogen peroxide bad for your ear?

Possible: Too much of anything is no good . H2o2 helps with the removal of wax. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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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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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