(Closed) Ear feels partially clogged – any ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abbyful:  It could be ear wax build up.  This happens sometimes to my Fiance and I found some drops at the pharmacy that help him.  They come with an ear irrigation rubber bulb thingy . . . can’t think of the name of it offhand but it should be easy to find.  You can ask a pharmacist.  He just lays on his side and I drop the drops in his ear canal.  Then he waits there for several minutes and then uses the bulb thing, with water, to flush out the wax.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I work for an ENT Dr. Ear, Nose, & Throat. My advise to you is to NOT put qtips or peroxide in your ears. Do not put anything in your ears. Call your local ENT and let them clean your ears and do the necessary checks. I know you dont want to go to a DR. But better safe than sorry.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@Sunfire:  Debrox! I’ve used it. I get frequent ear wax buildup. :-/ Also – sounds weird but my doc recommended it – a few drops of a liquid laxative in each ear once a month keeps the wax soft so it’s easier to remove.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Sunfire:  Agreed! And the drops are great. They are in the “ear and eye” aisle at the drug store.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

DO NOT TRY TO GET IT OUT YOURSELF. I know you said no doctors, but I will share my experience. Last summer the same thing happened to me, and I tried to use the ear wax removal kits and q-tips. I stuffed it even further in, and I got a horrible ear infection.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Sounds like earwax, I have the same problem. My ENT, Family Doc, and an Urgent Care NP all have told me to use Debrox and it works very well! Do NOT use q-tips, it just pushes the wax farther down the ear canal. Also, my ENT suggested using a few drops of baby oil once a month in your ear to keep things lubricated.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Please go to the Dr! I ended up with hearing loss in an ear because I thought I just had a wax problem and tried all the home remedies. Yep I majorly screwed myself over.  I will never get the hearing back either 🙁 Don’t be like me, take your booty to the Dr. 

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