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Dr. Joel Steckelman
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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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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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Dr. Diane Minich
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Is it bad if blood comes out your ears?

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
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Is it bad if you hear ringing in your ears. This usually occurs when it's relatively quiet.

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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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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Dr. Charles Davant
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Does it hurt to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide?

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
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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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