Patient Comments: Ear Wax - Experience

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Please describe your experience with ear wax. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: queque, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 21

My ears start to itch inside and I poke my little finger in to scratch it and dig some wax out. Sometimes there is very fluid material that my doctor said was melted ear wax. After a while I will use ear drops like Murine but this does not help, in fact for 2 days after I'm deaf in the ear I was trying to clear. I've used Q-tips which I know is wrong but is the only way I was able to get lots of dark wax out. I'll be checking with doctor in a couple days if my left ear is still blocked. It gives me a headache having this hearing imbalance, like a weak eye.

Comment from: JohnC, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

Over a period of 1 1/2 to 2 years my ear wax builds until I have to go to the doctor to have it removed. I have tried various OTC treatments, none seem to work for me, and some actually make it worse. When I use loud lawn equipment I use both ear plug inserts and head phones. I notice ear wax on the inserts after a while and I know I will soon be making a trip to the doctor. I just had the wax removed today, what a difference it makes!

Comment from: Buffetbossette, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

My left ear has been blocked for a few months. I've been reluctant to deal with it. For the past few weeks it’s been popping and I have a little tinnitus. It is also a bit sore. I used an OTC treatment twice with no success. I'm going to try an alcohol/white vinegar drops remedy. I'm hoping that works.

Comment from: Wilgeese2, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: July 30

I have had much success in removing earwax by putting 6 to 8 drops of hydrogen peroxide in my ear, letting it 'cook' for a minute or more, and then flush out the ear with a small rubber syringe containing very warm water. I sometimes see 'rice-grain-sized' lumps of wax in my sink following the flushing.

Comment from: Trisha , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I have developed a pulsing noise in my left ear. I am not sure if this is due to a buildup of ear wax or something else.

Comment from: ROSES, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I have had a problem with ear wax now for about 10 years. It felt full all the time and now I cannot hear out of it. Doctors have not been able to cure it. My doctor has given up on it. So now I am back to finding a new doctor. I need a good ear doctor.

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