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How are some ways to unclog an ear? (read description...)

!TARD~MUFFIN! 2012/08/30 20:28:42
Hey. :) I need help... I woke up yesterday and I couldn't hear out of my right ear. I had not done anything that could have caused it. Here we are the second day of no hearing with my right ear and I've tried letting a little peroxide sit in there, ear infection drops (they're a bit old... does that matter?), and streaming it (with hot showers and sleeping with my ear on a kind of hot wash rag). Any other suggestions? I want to try not to go to the doctor....
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  • Just me ♥ 2012/09/17 01:19:33
    Just me ♥
    +1
    Peroxide will do NOTHING for a clogged ear and should not be put in the ear unless mixed with water or alcohol. You need a decongestant.
  • justagudguy~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/16 06:53:10
  • justagudguy~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/16 06:48:07
  • Fran-Halen 2012/08/31 17:29:07
  • Katfish 2012/08/31 08:57:03
    Katfish
    +1
    I had a situation where it was muffled sort of like water in the ear. I went to an old family Dr. and he said there was a small peice of wax touchung the eardrum. He used a standard water pic (for teeth) and warm water and got it right out.
    I suggest you use water as warm as you can stand and have someone do the same starting with a low setting to be safe.
  • not u 2012/08/30 23:38:12
    not u
    +1
    I had that happen once... Went to an ear, nose & throat specialist... He extracted the wax in a couple min... It can get painful if left for too long.....
  • Dan5280 2012/08/30 22:25:33
    Dan5280
    +1
    50% hydrogen peroxide,50% warm water mix together use a bulb syringe or oral syringe, squirt several drops of peroxide in the ear. wait 15 min. rinse with warm water. Had same problem but went to docs. That is all he did for me
  • !TARD~M... Dan5280 2012/08/31 16:50:40
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    I've done that....
  • ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own 2012/08/30 22:13:14
    ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own
    +2
    You may have a build up of wax against the ear drum. As long as there is no pain, a little warm olive oil. Make sure it's not hot. Might take a day or two. Otherwise, you may have to go to the doctor to get it flushed with a special syringe filled with warm water. It doesn't hurt but it can be uncomfortable.

    Feel better soon. :)
  • !TARD~M... ♚Littlɘ... 2012/08/31 16:51:23
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    Thanks. I think I have to go to the doctor....
  • ♚Littlɘ... !TARD~M... 2012/08/31 16:58:16
    ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own
    +1
    It really probably is the best and safest choice to go to the doctor. You'll have the best chance to resolve your problem that way.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. :)
  • Laura Lovegood 2012/08/30 21:35:40
  • !TARD~M... Laura L... 2012/08/30 21:40:42
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    I hope so too. :/ it's not pleasant.
  • Laura L... !TARD~M... 2012/08/31 13:25:34
  • !TARD~M... Laura L... 2012/08/31 16:48:26
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    I may end up going anyway..... *hugs*
  • Laura L... !TARD~M... 2012/08/31 16:49:54
  • !TARD~M... Laura L... 2012/08/31 16:53:03
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    Silly. :) I don't want to go though....
  • Laura L... !TARD~M... 2012/08/31 17:18:41
  • Todd 2012/08/30 21:08:51
    Todd
    +1
    Hella earwax son hahaha
  • M A 2012/08/30 21:08:31
    M A
    +1
    Use peroxide to clean my ears all the time
  • !TARD~M... M A 2012/08/30 21:33:19
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    Tried that... Not working much....
  • sky blue pink - American 2012/08/30 20:38:03
    sky blue pink - American
    +1
    That happens to me sometimes. You may have a slight blockage of ear wax. It's best to go and see a doctor.
    I wish you the best.
  • !TARD~M... sky blu... 2012/08/30 21:34:41
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    I don't really want to go to a doctor... I feel like they have better things they can be doing.
  • sky blu... !TARD~M... 2012/08/31 11:11:59
    sky blue pink - American
    +1
    You wouldn't be taking up time, go to the ER closets to you. Just takes the doctor a few minutes to unclog.
  • !TARD~M... sky blu... 2012/08/31 16:49:07
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    I know. :P
  • Juan O'Mara 2012/08/30 20:36:38
    Juan O'Mara
    +2
    use a push top ball point pen to dig out wag be entle thuough, and car keys have iven me some great pleasure in the past.
  • MlssCue... Juan O'... 2012/08/30 21:37:59
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +2
    I think it hit a brain cell don't be putting crap like that in your ears foo!
  • Courtney 2012/08/30 20:36:10
    Courtney
    +1
    idk but i hope it gets better! *hug*
  • !TARD~M... Courtney 2012/08/30 21:36:10
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    Thanks. :) I hope so too.
  • Courtney !TARD~M... 2012/08/30 21:49:25
    Courtney
    +1
    :)))))
  • ken 2012/08/30 20:34:12
    ken
    +2
    Be careful with remedies offered up by the general public. It's your hearing, after all. If your local pharmacist can't help you out, it's best to go see a doctor.
  • !TARD~M... ken 2012/08/30 20:43:25
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +2
    I will be careful. Any of the ones that i've tried or will try I look up and check them out first...
    And I'd prefer not to see a doctor because I'm sure they have better things to do than look at my ear.... That said if it becomes terribly painful or something I will go to the doctor.
  • ken !TARD~M... 2012/08/30 20:48:18
    ken
    +2
    Then check with your local pharmacist. She can usually help out.
  • JMCC 2012/08/30 20:31:38
    JMCC
    +2
    I have heard that warm olive oil dissolves earwax...
  • !TARD~M... JMCC 2012/08/30 20:35:43
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +2
    I've heard that too but olive oil in my ear sound a little funny....
  • ♚Littlɘ... !TARD~M... 2012/08/30 22:14:42
    ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own
    +1
    It's not a bad thing to try, if it's wax.
  • !TARD~M... ♚Littlɘ... 2012/08/31 16:49:45
    !TARD~MUFFIN!
    +1
    I tried it and it felt even more clogged....
  • ♚Littlɘ... !TARD~M... 2012/08/31 17:02:00
    ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own
    +1
    Oh, dear. Well, you're headed to the doctor soon, from what I read in your other response. They'll surely be better at helping you than us SodaHeads. Best wishes, ITARD~MUFFIN.
  • Sister Jean 2012/08/30 20:29:40
    Sister Jean
    +1
    never see Doc
  • !TARD~M... Sister ... 2012/08/30 20:32:37

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