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Dr. Joel Steckelman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is too much hydrogen peroxide bad for your ear?

Dr. Joel Steckelman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Are using ear plugs bad for your ears?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Are using ear plugs bad for your ears?

No: If it use wisely.

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
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Dr. Javed Hussain
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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Is it bad to use q-tips to cleanse your ears after showering?

Dr. Javed Hussain
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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Is it bad to use q-tips to cleanse your ears after showering?

NO: You can use q tips after the shower. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Robert Berger
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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Is it bad to get soap in your ears?

Dr. Robert Berger
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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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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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Is it bad if blood comes out your ears?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Is it bad if blood comes out your ears?

See your doctor: See your doctor to find out the cause. It is not normal to have blood come out of your ears. Do not put anything in your ear( canals). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Is it bad if you hear ringing in your ears. This usually occurs when it's relatively quiet.

Dr. Robert Sterling
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Is it bad if you hear ringing in your ears. This usually occurs when it's relatively quiet.

HairRaisingExperienc: It's not bad,rather it indicates a problem in your hearing apparatus called "tinnitus"(which literally means "ringing"in Latin).There are little hairs in there that have gotten a premature haircut,usually from loud noises or extreme pressure.That disrupts their firing mechanisms and they are then turned on never to rest again.Sometimes it's caused by a serious problem so best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How much time should you keep hydrogen peroxide in your ears?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Charles Davant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Does it hurt to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide?

Dr. Charles Davant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Does it hurt to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide?

Probably not: Unless you have a perforated eardrum putting a little warm hydrogen peroxide in the ear canals shouldn't hurt. It may help soften the wax. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Can you clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide? What if it goes down into them?

Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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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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