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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
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I keep getting momentary hearing loss, tinnitus and when i lean my head to the left, my eardrum hurts? Could this be linked to earwax? Kind of worried

I keep getting momentary hearing loss, tinnitus and when i lean my head to the left, my eardrum hurts? Could this be linked to earwax? Kind of worried

?otolaryngologist: Ear wax or fluid in the middle ear are possibilities. I recommend that an exam by your physician or an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Rhoades
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I was wondering if getting the tube in my eardrum will hurt. ?

I was wondering if getting the tube in my eardrum will hurt.  ?

Variable: The amount of pain described by adult patients with this procedure is quite variable. Pain tolerance is not the same for everyone. In addition, anticipation that the procedure will be very painful often contributes to the problem. You will be fine, prob will have some discomfort, but the result will greatly outweigh the discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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Will i be able to feel if my eardrum bursts? Does it hurt when it does?

Burst eardrum: The eardrum bursts when the pressure in the middle ear goes way above the outside pressure. There is pain as it is being pushed. Some complain of sudden increase in pain and pain is gone once it bursts since there is now equal pressure on either side of the membrane. If there is fluid inside, the fluid may flow out of the ear or blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?

I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?

Wait a moment..: Before you go putting peroxide in that ear you should make sure that you don't have an ear infection or worst yet a rupture of your ear drum; have your health care provider check out that ear first and discuss the hydrogen peroxide cleaning at the visit; you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide when you aren't sick by dampening a cotton ball and squeezing it into the ear. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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My eardrum often buzzing by itself, and it's kinda hurt. how to cure it? i don't use headset.

My eardrum often buzzing by itself, and it's kinda hurt. how to cure it? i don't use headset.

Buzzy Bee: Get that buzzing bee that's stuck in your ear removed! Bees are claustrophobic and get mean when confined!Barring that,you may have'tinnitus'which,if not caused by a bee or something else easily found is very difficult to eradicate.If it gets worse, or you also get dizzy or have a headache or nausea,go straight for the doctor! If it just stays the same you may need a white noise generator at night ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Is it normal for debrox to hurt eardrums?

It may it may: Debrox should only be used if you have impacted wax. It should not be used as a preventive medicine. If you using this medication daily, the ear canal skin, and outer layer of the ear drum can become inflamed. Wax is beneficial and should not be routinely removed unless it obstructs your hearing or if you feel pressure and fullness in the ear canal. Wax should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Indirectly: Allergy symptoms can include nasal congestion and inflammation of the posterior nasopharynx where the eustachian tube drains from the middle ear. With enough congestion, eustachian tube dysfunction can feel like ear popping or plugging that is uncomfortable. An ENT or allergist can assist in unraveling the ear discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

Unless it is acute: When an acute event happens, like a slap on the face or a bomb blast (or barotrauma) the ear may hurt. If it a chronic occurrence like ear discharge ( suppurative otitis media- chronic) you may not feel the pain at all. ...Read more

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