Ear wax

Rocket Man

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Just curious what other posters do to clean out the wax in their ears? What works for you? What's not so effective? I'm always looking for new techniques and thought I might tap into the collective wisdom of this fine forum.
 

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I recently read that ear wax can cause hearing AND memory loss. So this is a hot topic.
 

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One step...have your medical professionals remove the wax each visit. AND if you have a crazy build up issue...then try and make the med professionals record and change your Ear Care to address the issue.

There is some type of "corkscrew" apparatus available that is advertised on the boobtube. I just have never found it at the store.

And TNX...it is nice to find a nice civil spot in this website to discuss matters of concern.
 

Rocket Man

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Here are some great tips on ear wax blockage from the Mayo Clinic:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/earwax-blockage/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353007

Per webmd symptoms of earwax impaction include:

Decreased hearing.
Dizziness.
Ear pain.
Plugged or fullness sensation.
Ringing in the ear.
Itching or drainage from the ear canal.

This is serious stuff!
 

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I read that in the middle ages that people would save their ear wax and use it as lip balm in the winter.
Yuck!!!
 

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6 things you didn't know about ear wax

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a25385/earwax-facts/
 

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One thing about Qtips. My daughter got a staff infection in her ear and the ear doctor guy blamed it on Qtips. Not saying, just saying.
 

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TIMMY said:
One thing about Qtips. My daughter got a staff infection in her ear and the ear doctor guy blamed it on Qtips. Not saying, just saying.

probably more her finger
 

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Earwax is produced by tiny sweat glands in your ear canal, which are known as ceruminous glands. The earwax forms a protective coating inside your ear canal, which traps dust and other tiny objects and prevents them from entering the delicate interior of your ear.

Earwax plug
Some people produce more earwax than others. It usually falls out of your ear gradually, in small pieces or flakes. However, in some cases earwax can build up, harden and form a blockage called a 'plug'.

If you have an earwax plug, it can cause slight discomfort and loss of hearing as your ear canal becomes blocked.

Hearing loss is often blamed on earwax but, in some cases, it may be caused by something else. However, if you have an excessive amount of earwax, any hearing impairment that you have may improve once the blockage is removed.

Discomfort and earache
As well as a physical feeling that something is blocking your ear, if you have a build-up of earwax, you may experience the following symptoms:

discomfort in your ear,
earache, tinnitus
: noises in your ear that come from an internal source,
itchiness, and vertigo
: the sensation that you are spinning even when you are standing still. Not all experts believe that earwax causes vertigo.
In rare cases, you may also have a cough that is caused by the stimulation of a nerve inside your ear. This occurs as the result of increased pressure created by the impacted earwax.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/e/earwax/complications-of-earwax.html
 
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