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Removal Of Ear Wax

Ear wax build-up can lead to its impaction within the ears causing ear block, reduced hearing ability, ear discharge, itching, and fullness in the ears. But it is not advised to use any pointed objects to remove the ear wax. It might perforate the eardrum. Ear wax drops, irrigation kits, glycerin, mineral oil, baby oil, or hydrogen peroxide can be used to soften the wax, after which it gets cleared out. Otherwise, reach an ENT specialist to get it removed professionally.

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Please suggest a treatment option to get relief from impacted wax present in ears.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male with a weight of 63 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have decreased hearing in both ears. I think that there is a wax formation and it blocks the ways. Please suggest an ear drop to get relief.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have impacted wax. This causes extreme frustration and blocks the entire ear canal. This results in pain and decreased hearing. Try to follow these measures to have relief. Stop using earbuds at any cost. It can introduce a new infection in the ear canal and cause...  Read Full »

Will Waxonil cause blockage of ear and difficulty in hearing?

Query: Hi doctor, My father used Waxonil two weeks back. Since then, both his ears feel blocked, and he can hardly hear. He used the Waxonil again, hoping the wax would flow out and he would feel better, but it has gotten worse. His hearing has gone down drastically. As we are under lockdown, we cannot vis...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What happens when you put wax dissolution agents is, the wax absorbs the liquid and swells up. So the blockage increases more than before. Ideally, we need to see him in the OPD where we can suction it out. Otherwise, what I would suggest is to keep putting the wax drop...  Read Full »

How can clogging of ear be prevented?

Query: Hello doctor, I used Debrox for a minor ear clog, but after four uses and some flushing, my ear feels more clogged. My assumption is the consistency and subsequent build-up. I have used a water and hydrogen peroxide solution in the past without any problem. With COVID-19, is there any way to remedy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most probable reason for this symptom could be due to impacted accumulation of wax in that particular ear canal. It is always advised to refrain from using ear buds as it pushes the wax even further in the ear drum which can irritate the ear drum and interfere with ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a serious loss of balance due to deep ear wax. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from deep wax buildup in my ear, causing a serious loss of balance, and I want to remove it. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Ear wax removal is a procedure done by water syringing, and it can be done only in person. Syringing is the best method to remove wax, as it is safe and convenient. So I suggest you meet an ENT specialist and get it do...  Read Full »

Can ear irrigation to remove wax buildup result in severe ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to my general practitioner yesterday to get my ears irrigated as I had some wax build-up that was impairing my hearing slightly. The right ear cleared fairly easily, but with the left ear, she had more trouble. While she was irrigating the left ear, I felt extreme pain, asking her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to 1. You had developed pain due to the pressure of the syringing fluid, which would have temporarily traumatized your eardrum, causing it to get inflamed and cause the intense pain it is associated with. 2. Please understand that this can take a while as the eardrum ta...  Read Full »

Why did I have a crackling noise in my right ear after getting my ear cleaned?

Query: Hi doctor, I cleaned my ears by consulting an ENT specialist. They used water to flush out clogged wax. After coming home, I started to have a crackling sound in my right ear while moving or bending down. While staying still or lying down, I do not have any noise from my ears. I want to know the cau...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is nothing to be worried. It is normal to have a crackling sound in the ears after syringing. It is produced due to a slight amount of residual water present in the ears. Anything that interferes with sound transmission and processing can cause an altered perception...  Read Full »

How to remove earwax with earbuds?

Query: Hello doctor, I frequently use earbuds due to itching in my ears since many years. People say it is not good to use earbuds. Please suggest me what should I do when I suffer from itching inside the ear. How do I remove ear wax? I also have a problem in my throat like throat dryness and irritation i...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The itching in your ear is very suggestive of a fungal infection in the ear canal. This is very common and the main symptom is itching. Impacted ear wax can also create itching along with a fungal infection. Since you use earbuds, you may have impacted wax too. So, I ...  Read Full »

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