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Solution To Clean Ears
Piercing: Probably. I would use 3% peroxideGet a more detailed answer ›
I was told I could use contact solution (saline solution) to clean my newly pierced ears. Is this a good safe idea?
No problem: Contact saline is sterile and to the extent that cleaning a fresh piercing helps with the healing, those solutions are a good way to do it. Make sure you move the keeper in the piercing several time per day which will encourage the clean out and healing. ...Read more
No: Absolutely not. Those are different chemicals and may cause damage to the contact lens or even to your eye. ...Read more
Contacts: Without knowing specifics, I would still say yes, after a good cleaning with your contact lens' cleaning solution. ...Read more
Yes: The wax cleaning solutions are made to clean out ears, as long as you don't have ear tubes in your ear drums. You can also use simple half-strength peroxide (mix hydrogen peroxide half and half with water) to clean out the wax as well. ...Read more
A little harsh: I would not soak in saline nor would I recommend full strength peroxide as it may slow healing. Rinsing with sali e and cleansing with half strength peroxide every day is preferable. ...Read more
Please help, my ears have been cleaned out everyday but they are very itchy inside and it gets very sore: (solutions II have tried oil?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Can I use saline solution on top of peroxide to clean infected ear from piercing? Also is it ok if I accidently squirted saline solution inside ear?
When I dig my right ear, it bleeds a little. What does this mean? I had it cleaned and used mometasone furoate topical solution USP. 1%
Too much digging,,,: This might just be from too vigorous digging/cleaning that took away too much skin in there. Your fingernails might be too long or you might've rubbed too hard if you used an object like a Qtip, etc. As for that solution, it's supposed to reduce inflammation and likely isn't responsible for the bleeding/rash unless you have an allergy. If it persists without scratching, see your Doctor. ...Read more
Ears pierced w/ piercing gun & sterile studs in a sealed box. Clamps that touched skin near site cleaned w/ water, alcohol solution. Could I get HIV?
Scenario: Does not sound to be particularly risky. ...Read more
Can earwax build up damage hearing? My mom was cleaning my ears out & I suddenly can't hear out of one ear. Any solutions? It doesn't hurt.
Yes: There are 2 possible explanations for why you have hearing loss. Fist of all, depending on how your mom cleaned your ears, she may have pushed the wax further in and created an impaction causing hearing loss. Secondly, the cleaning process may have damaged the canal or tympanic membrane. Have your physician take a look inside and will know immediately which it is. ...Read more
Will Aspirin paste for an ear piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)
Aspirin Paste: Know of no mechanism by which aspirin paste would heal either cartilaginous or soft tissue 'bump' of ear. Take care. ...Read more
I am getting some drainage coming out of my ear. It is not blood it looks more like water. It drys then becomes crusty. I have bad sinuses and have been using a saline nasal cleaning solution I got from the pharmacy. Could this be causing the drainage fro
ENT doc: See ENT doc for exam/recommendations.Get a more detailed answer ›
They are basically: The same, you just put the powder in water (dose is on the packet) and apply with cotton tip applicator ...Read more
Keep having to unblock my ears by swallowing, any permanent solutions? First experienced it after a concert and hasn't really gone since
TMD: Sleeping on the ear should make you suspicious of inflammation of the jaw joint. It is remarkable that most people do not think of the jaw and jaw muscles as a source of pain. I tell my patients to think of their ear as being on top of their heads, and then ask them what their complaint is. Only then do they realize that at the side of the face is the jaw joint, the jaw muscles and the teeth. ...Read more
Left ear clogged often upon waking and spontaneously; only exercise will restore it reliably. Any possible long-term solution?
My ear is paining inside because I used earphone yesterday but I did not use but still its paining lot tell me any solution plz?
Ear pain: You need to have your ear examined, see a doctor. ...Read more
NO!!!: Why do you think it's labeled "ophthalmic"? For your eyes only! ...Read more
Not effective: Topical medications for the eyes are formulated differently than medications for the ear, and may not penetrate properly or may irritate. Eye drops are for eyes and not ears and vice-versa. ...Read more
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more
While: Ophthalmic solution might be substituted there is an otic solution that is designed for some types of ear infections. Ofloxacin otic may be used for treatment of Otitis Externa, Acute Otitis Media in children with tympanostomy tubes and Chronic Supporative Otitis Media with perforated Ear drum (with susceptible microorganisms). ...Read more
TMJ syndrome.: TMJ syndrome is very common and typically responds to an over-the-counter NSAID. If it persists I would see your dentist as you may need some adjustment of your bite. ...Read more
I can't look up at tall buildings and don't think it's batophobia, but I do have inner ear issues, any solutions?
For ears: see ENT: Without knowing what specific problem you have, effective solutions would be hard to come by. So, you need an evaluation. If "inner ear issues" are your concern, an ENT physician will be able to assess those ; suggest help. I'm not sure what you mean about not being able to look up at tall buildings -- more info needed. You could start with your primary care physician for that one. Be well. ...Read more
My sister frequently used ear buds with later resulted in severe itching and pain in ears. Plz give me a solution to my problem?
Soft plugs: Ear pain and itching may be due to the material or the fit of the earbuds. Take the time and money to purchase a soft and comfortable pair of earbuds to avoid irritation. Keep your ears and ear bud clean between uses. If the irritation persists, you may need to reduce the exposure time per day, or make sure this is not an allergic reaction to the earbud material. Good luck ...Read more