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Is Peroxide Okay For Cleaning If Ear Tubes
Peroxide: Be very careful. Hydrogen peroxide can damage you ears and cause serious trouble. ...Read more
No: If you have tubes in your ears, it means that your external ear is open into your middle ear. When you use peroxide in your external ear, it is to dissolve the wax. You do not want peroxide or dissolved wax in your middle ear, which would give you a serious infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Both of these agents have antimicrobial activity. They may cause irritation if the dose is too concentrated. I would only recommend them for an external ear infection not for inner ear infection. For a true inner ear infection, you may be better off with oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: This is not an uncommon practice.Get a more detailed answer ›
My ears have been clogged for a few weeks and wondering if hydrogen peroxide is safe to use to clean them out if I've had tubes put in as a child?
Is it ok to use a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on a daily basis for ear wax? I have trouble with 1 ear.
Ear wax: If you use hydrogen peroxide drops, lay on your side for 20 minutes afterword with you affected ear facing up to let them work. Periodically, every 6-12 months, have a nurse or doctor look into your ears to be sure you have the problem under control. Otherwise, he or she can remove the impacted wax. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear wax: Products like Murine, Auro & Debrox contain Carbamide Peroxide. They are made to clean ears. Low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are sometimes used to loosen wax before it's removal. I personally wouldn'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. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a cotton swab to gently clean the gunk out of my ear? I have otitis externa and am using the ear drops
"No!" (well, maybe): The usual advice for cleaning ears is "nothing smaller than your elbow" goes in your ears. Eg; NO Q-tips, Bic pen tops, chop sticks, etc. However, you probably have some drainage so gently cleaning the OUTSIDE of your ear would be fine, but I would avoid putting anything in the ear canal. Doing so, while tempting, usually just makes things worse by jamming the canal full of wax. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: one can do that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes and no: It is ok to fly in my opinion. Some of my colleagues may disagree. The child probably will experience pain when the plane descends. In some cases the eardrum may rupture. Pus will come out which may be frightening, but the eardrum will usually heal spontaneously and quickly with no long term consequences. Chewing gum or drinking water on the descent will help equalize the pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. But i: It should fade away quick. The inner ear can get stimulation from this peroxide and can make people feel dizzy or fainted. But usually it tends to go away quick. Any feeling that is lasting longer or is extreme resulting in vomiting needs to be checked. Hope that elevates your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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