Ear Wax

Earwax present in the ears has several benefits. Earwax helps protect and moisturize the skin of the ear and prevent the development of itchy and dry ears. It also contains chemicals to fight against infections that hurt the skin inside the ear canal.

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Can I use olive oil for a constant unusual sound in my left ear for the past six days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing a constant unusual sound in my left ear for the past six days. I consulted my doctor yesterday, and he said that there are no issues in the outer ear, and the sound might be because of ear wax or hair lodged between the eardrum and throat. He prescribed Prednis...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Is the hissing sound associated with any nose block, runny nose, throat pain, or itching? 2)Have you consulted an ENT specialist in your locality? 3)Did your doctor check your inner ear using an otoscope? 4) Do you take any antihistamines? 5) Did...  Read Full »

I suffer from ear pain after I tried to remove ear wax. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from ear pain for the last two days and it has become really serious now. The entire right side of my face has gone numb and I am not able to hear properly in my right ear. I can listen to some hissing sound. I remember cleaning my ear with my fingers and tried to...  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your symptoms and history of ear cleaning, it is suggestive of otitis externa with ear wax. Do not worry too much. It is a soft tissue infection of your ear canal most probably due to finger nail trauma. You need to take some medication and precautions and it ...  Read Full »

Can I have tinnitus due to side effect of AZO?

Query: Hello doctor, I began exhibiting symptoms that I would describe as tinnitus from a week. I get a loud noise or ringing in my left ear, although it also happens in the right ear. One fine day the tinnitus actually went to the other ear (my right ear), my tinnitus since then has not been focused in a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While you have elaborated on your symptoms very meticulously, I still require some more details. Is there any hearing loss? Do you have any fullness of the ear? The tingling feeling, is it permanent? Do you have any giddiness? Any change of ear fullness or tin...  Read Full »

How to get rid of hardened ear wax?

Query: Hi doctor, How can I get rid of hardened wax? I got it removed professionally about three months ago, but when a doctor saw my ears, he told me that my ears are prone to excessive build-up of ear wax. I do not want to remove it every time. I have been advised to use Glycerin Phenol drops to soften ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. You can consider the following advice for wax hardened in the ear. 1. Please stop using earbuds at any cost. A. Introduces new infection into the ear canal and can be the reason for severe folliculitis....  Read Full »

Why is it not advisable to use earbuds?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last three days, there is a blockage in one side of my ear. I do not feel any cold or throat infection. I tried to blow air by closing my nose and mouth, but I cannot get rid of this ear block. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the symptoms that you have, the most probable possibility is impacted wax. It can be highly frustrating as it blocks the entire ear canal and can cause pain and decreased hearing. I suggest you with the following advice: 1) Please stop using earbuds at any cost a...  Read Full »

How to prevent an anxiety attack because of ringing sound in the ears?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking on behalf of my son. My son is 15 years old with a weight of 164 kilograms and a height of five feet. His problems started yesterday after taking a shower. He hears a high-pitched ringing sound in the ears. Last night, he had three anxiety attacks due to it and he took Stresa...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ringing sensation is common and prevalent. There are many suspected causes for having ringing sensations in the ears. The most common one is the wax impinging the eardrum. Your son started to have this sound after showering. Even water, soap, hair follicles within the e...  Read Full »

How to stop ringing sound due to a tear in the ear from inserting an earbud?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a thin hole in the membrane of the left ear. It happened due to putting an earbud in my ears. It has got torn now and I am getting a ringing sound in my ear. What to do to stop hearing this sound in my ear?   Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have injured the eardrum while cleaning. This is a very common thing to happen and do not be worried. The defect in the eardrum interferes with the optimum sound transmission from the middle and inner ear and so you start to have some symptoms such as cont...  Read Full »

Why does my left ear hurts and sometimes itches?

Query: Hi doctor, My left ear hurts a lot. When I press my back of the ear, it really hurts. Sometimes, I have itchiness with throbbing pain. It seems to be clogged inside. Before a month, I had a similar issue in my other ear too. I took medications for it.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have three possibilities. You can have an impacted wax on the left ear. It can cause pain with a blocked feeling. For this, you can use wax solvents to liquify the wax and it resolves the issue. Infection involving the outer ear can cause itching and pain. E...  Read Full »

Can ear drops be the cause for my hearing damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very concerned that I have hearing damage as a result of using "Otomize" ear spray (contains Neomycin). I had itchy ears (but no pain nor discharge), and my doctor prescribed me Otomize spray (3 times per day for seven days). I stopped using after day four because my ears felt nu...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor is right, you have to have a drum perforation to let the antibiotic spray get into your middle ear through the drum perforation.So you need to perform a tympanometry with external canal volume to be sure that there is no perforation. Now tell me about the he...  Read Full »

How to unclog your ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up five days ago with clogging in my ears. Stupidly, I went with one of the first solutions I found online and poured hydrogen peroxide in my ear. It is now stuck in my ear canal and I cannot get it out. I have tried Swim-ear drops, ear candle, wax removal kit and shaking my hea...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How sure are you it is wax that caused the blocked ears? If you are absolutely sure, you can put the wax dissolving drops and, it will act on the wax, temporarily swell it and then dissolve it. Or, it will make the wax soft enough for easy removal by a doctor using...  Read Full »

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