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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Warm Olive Oil Ear Drops (Overview)

Warm olive oil ear drops is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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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.

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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
39 doctors shared insights

Warm Olive Oil Ear Drops (Overview)

Warm olive oil ear drops is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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What to do if I have ringing in my ear after i used olive oil ear drops?

Red herring: Olive ear drops in the ear canal in the setting of an intact ear drum will not cause ringing. I would think that it is a coincidence. ...Read more

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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What to do if I have ringing in my ear after i used olive oil ear drops?

Red herring: Olive ear drops in the ear canal in the setting of an intact ear drum will not cause ringing. I would think that it is a coincidence. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
Once
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24 hours ago, I had a fever. During night sweats, I woke up with my ear filled with sweat. I have since tried warm towel and warm olive oil. No luck..

24 hours ago, I had a fever. During night sweats, I woke up with my ear filled with sweat. I have since tried warm towel and warm olive oil. No luck..

Question unclear: If you are asking for a diagnosis there is no way that this can be done over the internet. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. You need to see your family doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A coworker swears by warm olive oil for ear infections. Is it safe to pour anything in your ear like that?

A coworker swears by warm olive oil for ear infections. Is it safe to pour anything in your ear like that?

It depends: There are times when it could be dangerous, like a perforated ear drum for instance. But for a suspected middle ear infection, this form of treatment has been practiced for centuries and provides relief while the body's mechanisms for dealing with the infection take over. After years of prescribing antibiotics for these, we now know that the majority will heal on their own without drug risks. ...Read more

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How often should I clean my ears using drops of olive oil at bedtime? I'm trying to keep them clean without using cotton buds.

How often should I clean my ears using drops of olive oil at bedtime? I'm trying to keep them clean without using cotton buds.

Let me advise: One way you could drop few drops of h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide) in your before shower that clean the air and make wax loosen, so it come out with shower. ...Read more

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How often should I clean my ears using drops of olive oil at bedtime or hydrogenperoxide? I'm trying to keep them clean without using cotton buds.

How often should I clean my ears using drops of olive oil at bedtime or hydrogenperoxide? I'm trying to keep them clean without using cotton buds.

Elbow only: For those folks suffer from a continual problem wax buildup, there are some over the counter products that do a terrific job of gently cleaning ear wax from the ear canal. These products are usually referred to "ear wax removal" kits and usually contain some sort of liquid drop and an irrigating bulb syringe. This kits are not recommended for people suffering from an ear infection or have chronic. ...Read more

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Can I apply a drop of olive oil into my ear canal for excessive itching?

Can I apply a drop of olive oil into my ear canal for excessive itching?

Mineral oil: Would be better since it might dissolve cerumen that could be causing itching. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it possible for putting too much olive oil in ear to clean it out?

Is it possible for putting  too much olive oil in ear to clean it out?

Yes: I would avoid using olive oil to clean your ears. Most ENT docs recommend standing under a warm shower. Use q tips gently. ...Read more

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What to do if i've put olive oil in my ear and can't hear?

What to do if i've put olive oil in my ear and can't hear?

Olive oil in ear: That wasn't a very good idea. You might consider seeing a board certified otolaryngologist who has specialized equipment that can be used to remove it. ...Read more