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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 visit: Your Health Care Provider will be able to remove the impacted wax. ...Read more
Have neck pain on right side, ear on right side also hurts with pain in the chest.. Tried warm olive oil, but did not help.. This all started about a?
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
Pain on right side of ear and neck, pain in chest, with dizziness... Tried warm olive oil in ear did not help. Has been going on for about a week?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old has grommets but still gets inflamed ears ... can I use olive oil drops to help sooth the inflammation?
Don't ever: With grommets creating a fixed hole in the eardrum anything you put in the canal can carry germs, fungus and debris into the middle ear. The middle ear tissue can easily become chronically infected by common skin germs & staph if you try this. The general rule is you don't put anything in the ear canal that the ear doc does not give you to use. ...Read more
Had a blocked/full ear 4 days ago & put drop of olive oil in it each night since. Went clear for few min the other day but is still blocked. More oil?
Mineral oil: Would be better since it might dissolve cerumen that could be causing itching. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Right ear pain and headache since 4 days. Used olive oil drops and black ink-like substance appeared in q-tip after. What other home remedies to try?
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
If a spider got in your ear and layed eggs would using olive oil be enough to get out both the spider and its egg sack ?
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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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
For ear wax clog, should I use olive oil only or take turn using peroxide? Also should I irrigate ear at home or not?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear: probably have wax which the oil softened go see an ent to have it removed ...Read more
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?
Dr conf impacted wax causing ear/ jaw pain today and suggested 2-3 weeks of olive oil twice daily w/syringe considered if oil doesn't work. Is there anything more effective I can try or is oil best?
My right ear is blocked i put olive oil but still cannot hear i feel deaf it need to pop but it pops for a few.Seconds when i clench hard butgoesagain?
What is the best home remedy for swimmers ear? I'm traveling- olive oil? Half white vinegar half rubbing alcohol? Other?
Alcohol and vinegar: Alcohol and vinegar in equal parts is the classic recipe from lakeside summer camps. The alcohol disinfects the ear, displaces the water, and evaporates quickly at body temperature. The vinegar restores the normal acidic pH of the skin and prevent fungal growth. Do not use any over the counter drops if you may have a perforated eardrum or a tube in the ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Build up ear wax, put some olive oil, nothing came out and my ear is bumged up. Cant have it syringed coz perforated eardrum in the past, what to do?
I have bacterial tonsillitis lastnight my ear started to ache, i put some olive oil on a cotton bud then this morning there was blood soaked in it help?
See an ENT doctor: Tonsillar infection may produce swelling or other inflammatory changes involving the eustacian tube which opens from the middle ear just behind the tonsillar crypt. You may then get either infection or pressure in the middle ear causing the tympanic membrane (eardrum) to perforate. You should be seen and examined by an expert in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4year with ear infection,just after winter flu,placed cotton wool with olive oil in ear.should I go to doctor or wait and see?
Try this: Read this short article: https://www.kaushikmd.com/boost-your-immunity-to-beat-cough-cold-this-season/ If symptoms don't improve in 3 days, tehn take him to his PCP; sooner if worse. ...Read more
Completely blocked ear still 1+ week after flying, dr prescribed flixonase steroid nasal spray, no changes? Olive oil didn't help either? Any ideas?
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