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Wax Buildup In Ear Can T Hear
Can impacted ear wax cause Eustachian Tube Dysfunction? Can it cause fluid to build up in middle ear? Starting to think issues started cause ear wax.
Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...Read more
Get examined: Not all ear blockage is ear wax. Get examined to rule out infection or disease of the external auditory canal. There is no know medication to "prevent" ear wax formation. Good ear hygiene and gentle cleaning with warm water and Q-tips. Most physician's offices can remove excess wax; however, it will come back. ...Read more
No: Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can it damage middle or inner ear? I put ethyl alcohol pure in ear to unclog swim ear or wax. It hurts when i burp and I have ringing now.
Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.
Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear canal.The tympanic membrane[tm]) ear drum, stops any fluid from getting into the inner ear (which some people may call the middle ear). Using an otoscope, a dr. Can tell with reasonable certainty if "fluid" is behind the tm, and decide any tx needs. ...Read more
Earwax buildup, doc cleaned out ears with syringe. Was told to use ear drops and come back to rinse some more, but now I hear "pulse" in left ear?
No, but...: ...trying to clean out wax with a cotton swab or other object CAN injure your ear drum. If you think your ear needs cleaning, it would be be safest to see your doctor for this. Do not insert cotton swabs into the ear canal. You can use 1-2 drops of mineral oil in each ear 1-2 times per week to avoid the ear clogging with wax. ...Read more
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I have used hyrogen peroxide directly in ear for ear wax and during ear wax hudrogen peroxide goes in ear & after it i feeling lose my hearing more!? Its demage inside ear!? Can u plez suggest me what to do !?
Peroxide for earwax: Peroxide progressively breaks down earwax with repeated use. I recommend that my patients use 5 drops in their affected ear 2-3 times a day for 7 days when their ear is filled with wax. It is not unusual for ear to feel clogged and for hearing to be muffled until the wax resolves. You can see your local otolaryngologist for a thorough ear cleaning. ...Read more
My right ear is been having issues... its always fuzzy and it pops a lot and hurts... i cant hear much from my right ear... its not wax buildup.
Seen an ENT: If you have not seen an Ear Nose and Throat Doctor, then you should see one. You likely have chronic fluid. You say that it is not wax, implying that you have been examined for wax. However, they may not be able to discern serous fluid, or drum retraction and offer maneuvers, to try to correct it. You may try popping your ears -pinch your nose and blow into your cheeks with your mouth closed. ...Read more
I have ear wax buildup in one war. So much so that I bend my ear and it clogs my hearing. I think it's hereditary as my siblings suffer same. Help?
My right ear got an ear wax buildup after I went swimming and now I can't hear very well from it. What should I do?
See below:: You may try an over the counter treatment for ear wax removal. If that does not work see an ENT doctor. You may consult this site for information on this topic and tips for home care: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ear-wax#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
How do I get rid of excess wax buildup in my ear. I cannot hear well and I don't want to go have it washed out at the md office like always. Thanks!?
Sinuses always feel blocked for years; can breath through nose; ears pop & feel blocked though there's no buildup of wax or hearing restriction. Help?
Sinus issues: Your symptoms could be a lot of things ranging from a deviated nasal septum to nasal polyps to chronic sinusitis. Even poorly controlled allergies could cause this. Nasal and sinus symptoms often cause problems with the eustachian tube, which will give the ears a plugged up feeling because it doesn't ventilate the middle ear. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. ...Read more
Wax buildup - loss of hearing in my right ear, as well as a loud ringing sound and some dizziness/nausea (very mild). Nothing is helping.. ?
Consult with ENT: This could be because of the wax or something more serious. Make the phone call now. ...Read more
Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and i still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.
As : As long as you have no history of eardrum perforation, the simplest thing to do is buy a baby bulb syringe, fill it with luke warm water, and self-irrigate the ear in a dependent position. This usually works after the wax has been softened by a cerumenolytic medication (debrox). If this doesn't work have your pcp or ENT physician take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an ENT: Seems that you should see a specialist at this point. ...Read more
Ear clogged something is really wrong with my ear - it feels very clogged, very stuffed, and i can't hear out of it well at all - it isn't wax
Hello. : Hello. One possibility is that the eustachian tube (which can release pressure and drain fluid into the throat) has clamped down. If you have fluid in your middle ear, it might cause some of those symptoms. You might have a middle ear infection. You can try oral decongestants or a nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right ear gets blocked when i lay on it - stays even when i turn over. Can't hear.Have to rub to unblock. Wax?Postural malfunction?Something else?
Go see your doc: Hearing problems and fullness need to be evaluated by a doctor and treated if a problem is found. Don't stick anything into the canal. Go see your doctor. They know what to do. ...Read more
9 wks. Of no hearing in l ear. Dr. Irrigated wax out. 3 weeks later- still no hearring. Irrigated again- clear. On claritan for 2 weeks. Still no hearring. No injury to ear- no cold.
You : You should have a hearing test or audiogram soon to determine the type of hearing loss. Also an examination by an otolaryngologist will determine if you have fluid behind the ear drum that is contributing to your problem. The causes can range from a simple otitis media to a sudden hearing loss, and this does need to be evaluated further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't hear well. Pple have to repeat on me. Hearing tests show perfect hearing. Have had ear wax removals. Nthing. Still cant hear What could it be?
See doc.: If auditory testing is normal but "hearing" is bad I would suggest you see your primary care doc or neurologist to evaluate more central lesions - i.e. brain - that could cause this. ...Read more
I have started to have difficulty hearing, it seems to blocked & my hearing is v sensitive.What could this be dwn to?Have tried ear wax but didn't work
See an ENT doctor: Best option for you to see an ENT doctor for good examination to find out exact cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
2 days of excruciating ear pain,Dr prescribedCiprodex even though she could not see drum bcuz of wax.After drops I can't hear anything&will not drain?
Need irrigation: Studies show cerumen occulusion can be easily treated with treatment of a few drops of hydrogen peroxide then gentle irrigation with tools such as an elephant washer. If you had otitis externa that is not improving, I would see MD again urgently for irrigation, reevaluation, and treatment for possible otitis media. Any hearing loss or if severe headache/fever go to ER /follow up with ENT ...Read more
Disimpaction: Go to doctor for the wax to be removed. We have many methods for removing the wax. Your hearing can be restored! ...Read more