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What Can I Do About Excessive Wax Build Up In My Ear
OTC products: Some people are more "waxy" than others. Avoid putting cotton swabs (q-tips) into your ear canal as that can take some wax out and push some further in where it can build up. I'd start with one of the various over-the-counter ear wax treatment products. If this doesn't seem to help, or if you having other problems (like impaired hearing or pain) see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe I have wax build up in my ear as it is starting to become painful and has lasted several days. Will Debrox work to alleviate the pain?
Wax dosnt cause pain: Cerumen (ear wax) impaction can cause decreased hearing, but should not cause pain. Scratching or irritating your ear canal or perforating your ear drum trying to remove ear wax by inserting something into your ear is a common cause of pain. Alternatively ,you may have an outer ear infection with swelling/inflammation of your ear canal. Have clinician look in your ear asap. Take care! ...Read more
Possibility: There is a little left behind that continues to irritate, or the removal was followed by a mechanical irritation that if not progressing towards infection, will heal at the end. The dizziness is because of the proximity with the vestibular apparatus that keeps your balance while walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is excessive wax formation in my ear, every alternate day I have to clean the liquid wax, is this normal or should I consult an ENT ?
See ENT: When it comes to the ears and earwax the single most important thing is to leave your ears alone. The ears make wax to protect the ear canal skin and when you try to clean it you make your ear canal skin angry and it makes more wax. See an ENT to make sure your skin is okay and doesn't require medication and then stop trying to clean them. ...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!?
Use OTC ear wax drop: As long as you have no history of eardrum perforation, and no symptoms of current ear infection (ear pain, drainage), you can use OTC ear wax softening drops from your pharmacy. Follow package instructions. Drops will soften the wax. You still may need to flush ear canal with body temperature water. Avoid Q-tips. If not successful, see an ENT MD for exam and treatment. ...Read more
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