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Olive Oil For Ear Pain
Can I use coconut oil for ear wax softener and blockage? I don't have olive oil so it ok to use coconut oil?
Should be fine: Coconut oil is safe to use and should help soften the wax. However, for loosening the wax and removing blockage, using hydrogen peroxide followed by flushing with water is recommended. See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/ear-wax-removal-home-remedy.html#h2o2 for a discussion of using hydrogen peroxide to remove ear wax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mineral oil: Would be better since it might dissolve cerumen that could be causing itching. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.
Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read more
13 month baby has middle ear infection. Can I help her with basil oil mix with coconut oil and apply behind the ear? Or do drops with colloidal salve
Dr conf impacted wax causing ear/ jaw pain today and suggested 2-3 weeks of olive oil twice daily w/syringe considered if oil doesn't work. Is there anything more effective I can try or is oil best?
Infection: You have an infection. You have a long-standing infection that you have ignored until it became painful. Putting oil on the infection will not cure it, only temporarily block the pain sensation as the infection worsens and spreads. If you had an active infection anywhere else in your body would covering the infection with oil cure it? Please call your dentist now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I face massage with olive oil and after cleaning my face apply glycolic acid? I'm concerned about olive oil and vitamin A in it
Is it helpful to take olive oil for upper respiratory issues? If so what's the benefits of olive oil?
Hearing loss. Irrigation, olive oil & ear drops all failed. Any ideas doc? It's reoccurring, found out the other day I suffered /w bad ears as a baby.
See ENT: You most likely have a cerumen impaction (earwax build-up). Even though you tried some outpatient therapies for ear wax build-up it is still most likely. I would see ENT though so they can assess the cause of the hearing loss. If you don't have a cerumen impaction then there can be a more significant cause of your hearing loss. Not sure what "suffered with bad ears as a baby" means. ...Read more
Not studied well: There are no good studies to show they are effective. ...Read more
Need to get help: Your symptoms warrant an urgent visit to a doctor. Most likely you have an ear infection of some kind. They can get rapidly worse. Proper diagnosis by examination is needed to determine treatment. Going to an urgent care or family doctor today can save you from a more painful emergency room visit tonight. Since you will not be seeing me today, I have nothing to gain by telling you to see a doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For ear wax clog, should I use olive oil only or take turn using peroxide? Also should I irrigate ear at home or not?
Right ear pain and headache since 4 days. Used olive oil drops and black ink-like substance appeared in q-tip after. What other home remedies to try?
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