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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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. Mathew Chengot
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

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or a shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use acetaminophen 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

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
Once
Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
Once
See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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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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Is it ok to use a drop or so of olive oil in ear canal for dry itchiy ear condition?

Is it ok to use a drop or so of olive oil in ear canal for dry itchiy ear condition?

It is an OLD remedy,: But still commonly and usually safely used. The American Hearing Research Foundation suggests this method for ear wax maintenance. They suggest putting in a bit of olive or baby oil (making sure it is pure/clean), let it sit in there for a few minutes, and then lie down on a towel to let it drip out. Probably only a FEW drops every week. Good wishes:) ...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

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For ear wax clog, should I use olive oil only or take turn using peroxide? Also should I irrigate ear at home or not?

For ear wax clog, should I use olive oil only or take turn using peroxide? Also should I irrigate ear at home or not?

Be careful: Olive oil will help soften but not remove. Irrigation may help remove it but does have small risks of perforation. Peroxide can also break it up and soften it. Your local ENT can help. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous using olive oil to clean ear why?

Is it dangerous using olive oil to clean ear why?

Not exactly: Being a edible oil, the residue in your ear can attract insects, the smell also.....A factor. ...Read more

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I have a dull bass drum sounding noise in my ear. It's irregular and happens mostly when I'm in the car. Olive oil has helped. It's not painful.?

I have a dull bass drum sounding noise in my ear. It's irregular and happens mostly when I'm in the car. Olive oil has helped. It's not painful.?

Low tinnitus: I'm sorry that you're having the difficulty with the noise in your ear which is called tinnitus. The most common cause of what you are describing is wax or cerumen against the tympanic membrane, which in a car with the changing air pressures might sound louder. See your physician or irrigate the ear with a syringe and warm water and if it continues then see the physician ...Read more

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Can I use coconut oil for ear wax softener and blockage? I don't have olive oil so it ok to use coconut oil?

Can I use coconut oil for ear wax softener and blockage? I don't have olive oil so it ok to use coconut oil?

Should be fine: Coconut oil is safe to use and should help soften the wax. However, for loosening the wax and removing blockage, using hydrogen peroxide followed by flushing with water is recommended. See http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/ear-wax-removal-home-remedy. Html#h2o2
for a discussion of using hydrogen peroxide to remove ear wax. ...Read more

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Will olive oil clear my ears?

Yes, depends: Olive oil can often be helpful to soften earwax for removal.
It would not be expected to be helpful for middle or inner ear disorders. ...Read more

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It feel like something is stuck in my right ear I put some olive oil in it but that didn't help should I go see a doctor?

It feel like something is stuck in my right ear I put some olive oil in it but that didn't help should I go see a doctor?

Yes: A foreign body in your ear canal could cause this sensation. Please also avoid using q-tips as it could further push something deeper into your ear canal. Going to see your doctor is a good idea. ...Read more