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What Can I Do About Excessive Wax Build Up In My Ear
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
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
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
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
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
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
What can I do to cure tenitus, i keep getting this sound in my ear. Wax also gets generated more in my right ear. Please suggest.
I can hear static in my ear and earlier I was a little dizzy. What can I do to get rid of the static I hear in my left ear only?
ENT: Evaluation is what you need, it may be a simple peoblem, but you need a specialist, good luck ...Read more
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