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have excessive wax build up in ear tryed clean with qtip now

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have excessive wax build up in ear tryed clean with qtip now ear plugged trid flushing been 4 days what should try or do

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It sounds like you have done everything that you can do on your own at home at this point.

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If you continue to try and get this stuff out of your ear canal you run the risk of perforating your ear drum and, if you press hard or often enough, of causing damage to the delicate bones of your inner ear -- which can cause permanent hearing loss.

RickMD :

At this point you should stop messing with it and see you doctor. She will be able, using special instruments and direct visualization, to safely get the gunk out of your ear so that you can hear again.


thanks will make doc appt

RickMD :

Do you have to go to the ER tonight for this? Since it has been going on for so long, I'd go to the ER only if it is so painful that it keeps you from sleeping. Otherwise, see your MD in the morning. Also, I do not believe you need to consult with an ENT doctor at this point.

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My pleasure. Have a good evening.

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