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What can I do about excessive wax build up in my ear?

What can I do about excessive wax build up in my ear?

Ear Cleaner: Neil med just came out with this awesome new ear wax removal cleaner. You can find it in any drug store. Give it a try and see if you like it. I have heard great things so far. ...Read more

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What can I do if my ears keep plugging up with earwax and i lose my hearing?

What can I do if my ears keep plugging up with earwax and i lose my hearing?

Hearing loss: Do you use qtips, which just pushes the wax further in. Do you have any chronic dermatologic problems like eczema, which might make you more prone to build up debris in the canal. Do you do other things (oils, flushes, candling) in the ear canal that might irritate it and cause wax to build up. There also are just people who have heavier wax production and need to have a regular ear cleaning. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I just have wax build up in my ears?

How can I tell if I just have wax build up in my ears?

Ear Wax: Greetings. The best way to know for sure is to have someone look into your ear. Another way would be to do a self irrigation kit but capture the irritant and look inside. Most times further medication is not needed. ...Read more

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How do I stop fluid from building up in my ears?

How do I stop fluid from building up in my ears?

Clogged nose: Often it is from the nose being clogged along with the inner ear tube opening. You need to relieve the nasal congestion in order to prevent this from recurring. See your doctor to get a rx nasal spray for the nasal congestion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid build up in my ear drums ?

What to do if I have fluid build up in my ear drums ?

Get help: If you have pressure/pain along with hearing loss, get to an ENT who can examine your ears properly and advise you. You may benefit from a small hole in the eardrum (myringotomy) to remove the fluid. ...Read more

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What to do about ear wax built up in both ears.symptoms bother me! help?

What to do about ear wax built up in both ears.symptoms bother me! help?

Two choices: See an ENY and they can easily remove the wax or use the debrox liquid to liquefy the wax and have it drain out ...Read more

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I have wax build up in my ears especially left ear because my hearing is blocked, what to do?

I have wax build up in my ears especially left ear because my hearing is blocked, what to do?

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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I have a clogged ear. There has been hard white build up in the past. What can I do to clear the build up? How do I keep from getting this build up?

I have a clogged ear. There has been hard white build up in the past. What can I do to clear the build up? How do I keep from getting this build up?

Cerumen: If the ear wax is solidly impacted, I'm afraid that the over the counter home irrigation kits with ceruminex or debrox won't be effective. To do the job a physician, physicians assistant or an otolaryngologist are best qualified to remove the impaction by skilled irrigation or aspiration techniques. To prevent further ear wax accumulation, put 1 drop of hydrogen peroxide in each ear once daily. ...Read more

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Deafness in ear due to wax build up driving me mad, what can I do?

Deafness in ear due to wax build up driving me mad, what can I do?

Buy a kit !: Ear wax removal kit. Follow the instructions carefully. Be sure to use room temperature water. If that does not work go to the doctor. Plan on spending at least 45 minutes there (it takes a while for the wax to soften with the drops). ...Read more

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What can I do about the popping in my ears?

What can I do about the popping in my ears?

Nasal sprays, tube : Popping in the ears are due to Eustachian tube (ET)dysfunction. The ET is responsible for equalizing the pressure behind and outside the eardrum. If the ET does not work properly, you may sense a popping when it opens. ETD occurs when the tube is too swollen to open regularly. Nasal steroids are often used to decrease that swelling. A tube in the eardrum can bypass the ET to provide relief also. ...Read more

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I have a dull eardrum and fluid behind my ear caused by a cold and mucus build up few weeks ago. How do I get rid of fluid so ears will stop ringing?

I have a dull eardrum and fluid  behind my ear caused by a cold and mucus build up few weeks ago. How do I get rid of fluid so ears will stop ringing?

Nasal decongestion: and antihistamine therapy. Use any generic 12 hr. nasal spray for no more than 3 days. Use nasal saline spray or gel every 3-4 hrs.( not applicable if you have hypertension). Hot steam showers and inhale steam through your nose. Lastly, use OTC antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin. ...Read more

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I have a musical coming up in 4 days. I woke up with an achey throat and built up pressure in my ears. 99.2 temp, what do I do to prevent any illness?

I have a musical coming up in 4 days. I woke up with an achey throat and built up pressure in my ears. 99.2 temp, what do I do to prevent any illness?

Possible virus: The best way to fight off a possible viral infection is to drinks lots of fluids ( not sweetened), take extra vitamin C ( it's safe to take up to several grams per day), and dissolve zinc gluconate lozenges in your mouth. You also need to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the constant ringing in my ears?

Tough one!: Ear ringing is a difficult problem, the understanding of which is poor at best. There are symptomatic management of ringing including white noise and some medications. Consult an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Hi ok so for my entire life I've struggled with ear wax build up I can't go more then a week before my ears are clogged with wax any tips to stop this?

Could be some: sort of skin condition such as eczema that is affecting your ear canal. Consult with either dermatologist or ENT for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for water stuck in my ears?

What can I do for water stuck in my ears?

Rubbing alcohol: A mixture of one part vinegar and one part rubbing alcohol poured into the ear can help it to dry. Some recommend just rubbing alcohol. Good luck. ...Read more