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Swimmers Ear Treatment Hydrogen Peroxide
Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more
My daughter is complaining her ear hurts inside and outside also does this sound more like swimmers ear and if so does that require treatment also?
Not clear: Not clear what is going on. See a doctor for diagnosis so you can get treatment. ...Read more
I went in the ocean days ago, and now my ear is stopped up. I've tried earwax removers, swimmers ear treatment, yawning etc. What do I do now?
See a doctor: because it seems like you have tried everything possible you can do on your own. ...Read more
I used hydrogen peroxide to try to dissolve my impacted ear wax that is stuck to my eardrum. It didn't work?
Many say that hydrogen peroxide is safe to use in the ear for wax removal, however, wouldn't peroxide disrupt your eardrum membrane?
No: Full strength peroxide is a little strong but even the otc wax drops have peroxide in them. ...Read more
I just put hydrogen peroxide in my ear because its clogged its popping doesn't hurt but how can I get it to drain all the way? It feels full
Fluid in ear: As long as there is no problem with the eardrum, you can try using a hair dryer held at arm's length pointed at the ear to evaporate the fluid. Or you can try a couple drops of isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) after the peroxide, then air drying. Otherwise, a visit to the ENT doctor may be in order- he/she has the equipment needed for further suctioning without causing harm to the eardrum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of black dermographism on my ear caused by cheap stainless steel earrings? Hydrogen peroxide didn't work
Tempus fugit: If it is a discoloration from superficial metal staining then the discoloration will fade as the skin sloughs and regenerates. If the staining is deeper and the metal got deposited in the sweat glands the discoloration may take a lot longer to resolve. ...Read more
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
Not my favorite: I have spent 20 years unplugging ears and i never used hydrogen peroxide. Check out drug store, there are a number of overt the counter cerumenolytics that work. ...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
Put hydrogen peroxide in ear and fell asleep. Now can't hear and there was a little blood. What can I do?
Ear Issues: Visit you local ent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nose still split and sore. Treated with hydrogen peroxide and vacate in which cleared it up for only a few days. That treatment won't work any more.
Vestibulitis: It depends where your nose is sore, but if it is around the nostrils, you can get a low grade infection in the nostril entrance which causes redness, pain, splitting of the nasal skin, crusting and it can be stubborn. It often requires a topical antibiotic and sometimes oral antibiotic. The hydrogen peroxide may be too irritating and drying. Should see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It tends to loosen wax.Get a more detailed answer ›
Safe yes smart no: As a general rule your ear canal and everything in it should not be touched either by water, qtips, bobby pins or peroxide. The only thing these things do is anger the ear canal skin and angry ear canal skin responds by making more wax. Unless you can not hear due to wax leave your ear alone. If you feel as if your wax is a problem see an ENT doctor. We are wax specialists. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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