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What is the definition or description of: ear irrigation?

What is the definition or description of: ear irrigation?

Flush with liquid: Any use of liquid instilled into the ear canal could be described as ear irrigation (best done by a professional). Sometimes, the ear canal can become filled with excess wax (cerumen). One way to remove this excess is to gently flush the canal with liquid. Ear irrigation with a combination of alcohol and a vinegar solution is used by some after swimming to prevent ear infections. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Ear Irrigation (Definition)

Any use of liquid instilled into the ear canal could be described as ear irrigation (best done by a professional). Sometimes, the ear canal can become filled with excess wax (cerumen). One way to remove this excess is to gently flush the canal with liquid. Ear irrigation with a combination of alcohol and a vinegar solution is used by some after swimming ...Read more


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Ear irrigation: After the procedure, I still can't hear through one ear very well. Is this normal? How long should I wait before checking back in?

Ear irrigation: After the procedure, I still can't hear through one ear very well. Is this normal? How long should I wait before checking back in?

DO NOT WAIT!: You must contact your Ear specialist as soon as possible.
I am wearing hearing aids and it could be annoying. That said, I am very glad to have the hearing aids. ...Read more

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How long fafter an ear irrigation will I feel pressure on my eardrum?

Should not: If a proper irrigation has been performed to remove cerumen, there should be no pressure. Make sure that all the wax (cerumen) has been removed and there is no residual water in the ear canal. ...Read more

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How should ear irrigation feel?

How should ear irrigation feel?

Don't: Generally I don't recommend ear irrigation. It can lead to infection or even tympanic membrane perforation. If you want to clean your ear, try white vinegar drops. If you do irrigate the ear, the vinegar drops will restore the pH of ear canal. ...Read more

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How long after ear wax removal for tinnitus to go away?

How long after ear wax removal for tinnitus to go away?

May not be related: Tinnitus is most likely unrelated to the presence of wax in the outer ear canal. Consequently, removing the wax may not be very beneficial. Tinnitus is unfortunately notoriously difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Could a piece of brain have come out during my ear irrigation today?

Could a piece of brain have come out during my ear irrigation today?

No: There are several strong membranes between your brain and the outer world. If anything came out it was most likely dirt or congealed wax. ...Read more

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Did a piece of brain come out during my ear irrigation today, how can I tell?

Did a piece of brain come out during my ear irrigation today, how can I tell?

No: The ear canal is well isolated from the brain. No degree of irrigation could cause any brain tissue to come out. Ear canals sometimes contain weird things, objects, foods and insect parts. Perhaps that is what you observed. Be comfortable that your brain is intact. ...Read more

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Can ear irrigation be done at home to clean out wax? I had my ear cleaned out two weeks ago at doctor wax is back not allowed to use qtip wax removal

Can ear irrigation be done at home to clean out wax? I had my ear cleaned out two weeks ago at doctor wax is back not allowed to use qtip wax removal

You Bet, Fairly Easy: Best: simply work shampoo into ear canals, with little finger tip, each time you shampoo your hair. Helps to pull pina back with opposite hand behind head while working in the soap. The wax will be softened by the shampoo ; work out. The usual medical tool for mechanical wax removal is 3 mm od buck ear curette, but not good if cannot see ; don't know anatomy. Q-tip too big, pushes wax further in. ...Read more

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Got ear irrigation for wax removal, after that my right ear reacts like blop or flap to certain sounds like running water or utensils or polythene.

Got ear irrigation for wax removal, after that my right ear reacts like blop or flap to certain sounds like running water or utensils or polythene.

Doctor can help: After trying to get rid of ear wax with water or another liquid, there may be a glob of wet mushy wax that is still inside. A primary care doctor can look inside the ear canal and usually get the remaining wax out. If the doctor sees anything unusual in the ear, or if the ear looks fine but odd sensations persist, the patient can be checked by an ENT doctor (ear nose throat doctor). ...Read more

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My husband had our doctor do an ear irrigation, and now he is has very clogged ears, is this normal? Did the doc damage his ears? Any home remedies?

My husband had our doctor do an ear irrigation, and now he is has very clogged ears, is this normal? Did the doc damage his ears? Any home remedies?

Probably temporary: You don't say how long it has been since the procedure was performed or what the method was. Often a water jet irrigator with a special tip is used, which is safer than a metal syringe. Unfortunately, complications can occur including irritation of the ear canal, likely the case for your husband, or even perforation which would be more painful. No specific remedy. Return for eval to doc/ENT. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel dizzy after ear irrigation with hydrogen peroxide in both ears?

Is it normal to feel dizzy after ear irrigation with hydrogen peroxide in both ears?

Yes. But I: It should fade away quick. The inner ear can get stimulation from this peroxide and can make people feel dizzy or fainted. But usually it tends to go away quick. Any feeling that is lasting longer or is extreme resulting in vomiting needs to be checked. Hope that elevates your concerns. ...Read more

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During ear irrigation by nurses yesterday & today, no wax was removed but felt pain & water going into my throat. Now have ear pain. Is that normal?

During ear irrigation by nurses yesterday & today, no wax was removed but felt pain & water going into my throat. Now have ear pain. Is that normal?

Not normal: Normally, there is no connection from the outer ear canal to the throat. If water from ear irrigation goes into the throat, an ENT specialist can evaluate to see what happened. The ENT doctor can manually clear out wax and debris by using a microscope, and then check for ear problems, and finally send a report to the non-ENT doctor and nurse who did the ear irrigation. ...Read more

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Why ear wax removal does not work?

Why ear wax removal does not work?

Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal. Sometimes patients have small ear canals and have trouble with the wax buildup. See your doctor. We have patients who come into out office quite frequently for wax removal. Avoid ear candling. No proven benefit. ...Read more

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Best OTC drops for ear wax removal?

Best OTC drops for ear wax removal?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How should ear wax removal drops work?

How should ear wax removal drops work?

Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal. Stour office we have multiple patients who are seen monthly for removal no worries. ...Read more

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What would happen if you use ear wax removal?

What would happen if you use ear wax removal?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...Read more

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I have been using ear wax removal for 4 days. My ear still feels full. & hurt. What should I do?

I have been using ear wax removal for 4 days. My ear still feels full. & hurt. What should I do?

Ear pain: Hello, this is a perfect time to see your ENT physician. After using the wax softening drops, a simple cleaning will probably solve your problems. I recommend using the drops for the first few days of each month to keep the ears free of wax. ...Read more

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I have really bad pain in ear (all nite and today)following ear wax removal by dr. Should I be worried?

I have really bad pain in ear (all nite and today)following ear wax removal by dr. Should I be worried?

Should have: Your doc take another look to make sure you are not having any complications from procedure. ...Read more

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Are ear wax removal kits safe to use if you have had prior ear problems?

Are ear wax removal kits safe to use if you have had prior ear problems?

Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax. ...Read more

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I use ear wax removal systems for my ears. Do you have any precautions or concerns with those?

I use ear wax removal systems for my ears. Do you have any precautions or concerns with those?

Ear wax removal: As long as your ear is not occluded with hard, compacted wax (cerumen) ear wax removal systems can be quite beneficial to clear wax from ear canals. You may however, need the assistance of a otolaryngologist to clean your ears with specialty instruments for best results. Some primary practitioners are able to irrigate the ears. ...Read more

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Is colace (docusate sodium) good for ear wax removal?

Is colace (docusate sodium) good for ear wax removal?

Colace (docusate sodium) and ear wax: Hello. Somehow our secret to ear wax removal has leaked out into the health tap cyber waves. Yes, colace (docusate sodium) liquid in the ear canal will soften the wax and en irrigation works easily. ...Read more

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I used murine ear wax removal drop, s but I don't have a syringe or anything to flush the wax out?

Try the shower: After using the murine you can try letting the shower water run in your ear to clear the material out. As a rule, however, I prefer my patients absolutely positively leave their ears alone! The ear, in almost all cases will clean itself and you can only make things worse by trying to clean it. If your ears bother you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How can I use debris ear wax removal. After I drain the ear drop out do I use a q tip or what to clean the wax out?

How can I use debris ear wax removal. After I drain the ear drop out do I use a q tip or what to clean the wax out?

Let it drain out: By itself, usually melted wax comes out of ear canal and clean with Q tips. Some times is very thick may not come out then you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Is it safe to use physician's choice brand ear wax removal drops?

Earwax drops: It's safe but these products often have irritating preservatives. I recommend qtip avoidance, mineral oil and a vinegar/peroxide mixture instead. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more