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    Surfer's Ear

    Surfer's Ear is caused when the ear becomes partially blocked with bony tissue, and it’s most commonly caused by exposure to cold water. Read more →

    My Ear Is Impacted With Earwax and I don't have a doctor appointment until next week will this effect my ear ?





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    I have had real bad earwax issues for years now, and all the doctors tell me to do is use olive oil, and not once has this worked. I ave tried this 5 times now, and its really frustrating... Where should I go to actually get some better treatment?





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    Hi! A little while ago, I was poking and prodding my ear with my finger far too much :/ Ever since, for about four months maybe, my earwax smells bad and my ear feels sort of clogged up. Any home remedies to solve this problem, whatever it may be? Or what should I do?





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    I have grommets in my ears and the doctor says there is wax and can't see the grommets for it. I have had dizziness, sore sinuses, fluid draining and building up in my ear. I go to the ENT department at my local hospital for a 6 month check up. The doctor said ENT will remove the earwax because of the grommets and then they will be able to see what's going on or if the wax is the main problem I had a urine infection which required 2 lots of antibiotics and then a sinus infection which I took Augmentin 625mg for several weeks ago. The dizziness etc has continued but the fluid and blocked ear feeling has only been about 7 days. Can you give me any advice and will the hospital remove the wax without having to go back again. It is extremely sore. Many thanks





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    I went to urgent care 3 weeks so while on vacation bc right ear was badly infected. Dr. said I had a middle ear infection & there was fluid behind eardrum. I was given an antibiotic shot, double dose of z-pack and drops for poison and inflammation. The poison is gone, however my right ear is still clogged. Dr said I didn't have earwax problems (I've never produced much earwax). Both ears are now clogged (the right so bad I cannot hear out of it-except for an annoying buzzing/ringing sound)... what could be going on if not objection or earwax? Hope someone knows...ugh!





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    I had another check and was told not to use any ear spray as it will not help. I have eczema in my ear which doesn't help with build up and my ear canal goes back on it's self which is why they could never find out what was wrong. Such a relief! I now have them cleaned every 3 months and the ear infections have ceased a little now I know what's going on.

    I have exactly the same issue, I have never had a problem with my ears in my life then I got an infection in my right ear and was eventually given antibiotic drops but it us still slightly inflamed then for no reason my left ear become completely blocked up GP said there is no wax and my ear is clean and said it should clear itself well it's two weeks now and I still can't hear out of it so I'm going back can anyone help

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    I dont have excessive earwax, i clean them regularly but every few months i get earwax that is painful and when im able to clean it out its a big hard black block like thing is that wierd?





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    I also get the same problem as u and have been told the same as u,the one thing I was told was to put a few drops of olive oil in each ear every week as may prevent wax building up.

    Hi, i have a 4.5 yr old son suffering from ear ache 2 days after the doctor flushed his left ear with water due to earwax that blocked. We went twice to the emergency because my son was really screaming in pain, first time we went they sucked the earwax but still there's more left so they told me to put eardrops (oil) until it clears away. But the following day my son was still in pain so we went back to the emergency but they cannot detect if its ear infection because they could not be able to see his eardrum since its blocked. And they said it has nothing to do with what his GP did after flushing his ear with water. Now its been more than a week then since we last see a doctor but my son's ear starting to get itchy en smells really bad. White fluid are kept on coming out of his. I still continue the eardrops en put him under a hot shower en nothing else. I'm afraid whether his eardrum affected or loss his hearing. What else can i do?





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    I have ear discharge problems for the last 3 or 4 years, i am extremely deaf in both ears and wear hearing aids, this causes sweat problems and then infection takes hold, i have had a Vibrant soundbridge implanted into the left side of my head but the infection is still there, it is very smelly yellow and keeps me awake at night, any advise would be appreciated.

    hi i have a really bad earwax and it iches like hell what can i do about thank you .





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    There is a lot of earwax in my left ear and it is seems to be very hard and my ears get blocked sometimes





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    i have had earwax for a long time now and its been stuck right at the back of my ear and its just annoying i want to get rid of it





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    my daughters earwax is dark brown both ears is that normal? she's had hearing teated but is ok but they said it should clear but it's not changed





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    Hi im nearly 19, and I have a problem with my ears, I have a lot of earwax almost all of the time, im cleaning them nearly everyday, I have spoken to my parent's and apparently its something I have had almost all of my life, what could this be and how can I get rid of it??





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    My ears are always clogged. Recently I was able to get a very large chunk of black earwax out and there were pieces of white material, almost resembling fabric. Any idea what this could be?





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    Infection, if u dont get it cheecked out asap with meds it could get A LOT worse

    Have you by any chance been ramming a cotton bud down it? ;)

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    I have found a perfect way of getting rid of earwax out of ears as my son has a problem with his right ear. Holland and Barrett sell 'HOPI EAR CANDLES' they are brilliant and suck out a lot of wax and it is not painful whatsoever





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    Hi i have had excess earwax for two years or more now. my ear on both side fill till they leak!! Have been to doctor and given loads of different Tablets and drops which seem to work for a bit then soon as i stop taking them it comes back.





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    I had earwax in my ear and an outer ear inflamation. When i cleaned my ears with cotton buds some white wax came out. What is this white wax? And have i taken too much wax out? Gettin worried i may have made it worse





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    Since I have had my Earing Aid fitted some Three Years ago,my earwax in quanity has doubled and is packed sso solid it takes two visits to Doctors to remove it, l have a tried weekly drop products as well as olive oil but can't reduce the build-up or get the wax removed my age is 80 plus. suggestions/help please and thanks.





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    Hi, Could i please ask for you help, I have dry earwax in both ears and i have to clean my ears with a small ear pick very gently to loosen it, as i can't use a cotton bud as it seems to push in further into my ear and blocks up, but also i have tried eardrops subcribed by my local doctor and that doesn't seem to make a different.





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    my child has got ear wax at the bottom of her ear. but it dont come out like its ment to. i dont do ear buds. but now it worrying me us my sons earwax comes out on its own like it should do. i have try ear drops. oh yer my child is 9.





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    My ears are full of earwax which can make my ears really sore and painful and making hearing very hard it's like someone talking so close sounded so far away. It is really frustrating and upsetting. I've heard about getting your ears syringed but I'm not so sure about it i don't no anything about it. could you explain what actually happens? does it hurt?





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    Sounds good to me. My husband had his earwax removed by syringing with half water, half hydrogen peroxide. I believe the nurse put a couple drops of alcohol in the ears to help dry out the water. It worked!

    thanks b'cos i have an heamangeoma i dont know whether u know wat it is aniway i have a constant ringing in my ear n i just saw this i normally have my i touch really loud bcos of it n i like to hear it .i hear ringing and go listen n no one can hear out i have oainn all thetime inmy ear im wondering whether i have it .i alwaYS HAVE REALLY RUNNI EARWAX :( PLZ HELP

    I used to have ear infection when i was young.eardrops really helped a lot but i think im a little deaf already.recently we went swimming and while i was teaching my little kid to swim,water went inside my ear.since then i started to feel extreme pain and earwax smells bad.now im in d middle of pain.i cnt sleep really.i feel like my whole body is affected.





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    I have had a problem with excessive earwax for a number of years and having had them syringed, used cerumol and earex on my gp's instruction, I've found that hopi candles are by far the best and most successful option for me. I get earache when my ear becomes bunged with wax and once I used hopi candles the ache goes away along with the excess wax. They are cheap and you can buy them in most health Stores.





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