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Thyroid Dry Ear Wax
Skin and wax gland: Cerumen or ear wax is a product of sloughed off dead skin and the compound produced by your cerumen glands in your outer ear canal. The consistency can range from moist to dry and flaky. It depends on the relative oil content of the cerumen gland product and amount of sloughed off skin. ...Read more
Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more
Why is my ear wax incredibly, extremely, seriously dry and flaky? It's been like this since I was little.
It happens: Some people make a sticky soft ear wax and some make it dry and almost rock like. It varies within families and is likely just a combination of genetic factors and environmental events.Find a good ear wax dissolving agent and use it occasionally and it should make life easier.Avoid using Q-tips. ...Read more
Im not producing ear wax, my doctor thinks i clean my ears and i really dont. my ears itch from being so dry from no wax. what do i do?
Vasoline: You can apply vasoline to the tip of a cotton swab and coat the canal lightly. ...Read more
Possible sinus infection. Dr gave me amoxicillin 875 mg tid for 10 days. Used for 4 days now. Why would dried ear wax come out next morning?
My right ear is clogged with dry ear wax. I've tried using ear drops on it, but it hasn't been working. My mom says cotton tips are too dangerous as well. I only have about $2 right now, so i don't know what else i can use to get it out.
If : If you have insurance you should see a docotr for a procedure called an ear lavage. Ear drops are placed in the ear, then the ear is irrigated with another solution (typically hydrogen peroxide) to dislodge the wax. A doctor can then use a special instrument to remove any remaining wax. If you do not have insurance tell your mom to find a free or low cost clinic in your area. Best of luck. ...Read more
I found a large amount of dark red/brown earwax in the outside of my ear, on one side, and usually only get the dry flaky wax, what does this mean?
Ear wax may need: to be cleaned out by your doctor. Please see him/her to rule out other possibilities also. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Just say NO to Q-tip: "do not stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear!" to clean your ears: 1) use household peroxide - place several drops in your ear, let it sit for 10-15 minutes and repeat for the other side. Take a shower and let the water clean out your ears. 2) use over the counter debrox. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers