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Old 08-01-2005, 11:00 AM   #1
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Ear Feels Closed

After waking up this morning, I sort of feel my right ear as if someone is covering it. I really don't know how to describe. I guess the feeling you get once you come out of a club, like your ears are clogged or something. I get ringing in this ear every now & then but it goes away.

Now I just feel when there's not much noise in the room, I feel like this high pitch around my ear but I feel like someone is covering my ear at the same time. Also some noise are making it irratating for my right ear right now. When my mind is not on it I feel fine. Does anyone know what it's about. And I just feel very tired today...busy w/e. I think I need some sleep also...I haven't felt this before...

 
Old 08-01-2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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Re: Ear Feels Closed

You're describing exactly what my ear felt like last winter when I finally had to go see my doctor. I'd been using Q-tips (cotton buds) and had pushed ear wax down into my ear and it had become impacted around the eardrum. I swore that I never pushed the Q-tips into my ear but he said it didn't matter..wax had gotten pushed down there anyway and gotten impacted. In the end I had to have my ears flushed out and I felt a hundred times better after that. The muffled noises along with the high pitched buzzing was gone.

 
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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Re: Ear Feels Closed

You know, I haven't thought of that. I, too, have a lot of ear wax every now and then and feel the same feeling. I thought that having gone into the pool a few times would "drain" the wax out of my ears so to speak. I think it could be the wax...I know we're not supposed to use q/tips too deeep into our ears, but how else are we suppose to clean them! And isn't this why some of us get wax build-up? B/C we don't get all the wax out?

 
Old 08-02-2005, 03:09 AM   #4
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Re: Ear Feels Closed

My doctor told me that Q-tips are the worst thing ever invented! *lol* I didn't know this but he said that ears are actually "self-cleaning"..they take care of themselves and that Q-tips accompish nothing but pushing wax way down into the ear. Also, if you go swimming in a pool that will actually make wax build-up worse. I found that out the hard way when I was 16. The chlorine in the pool actually built up in my ear and surrounded my ear drum. I was baby-sitting for some people that had a pool and I guess they used too much chlorine or something. I had to have my ears flushed out then as well. It doesn't hurt though..you actually feel a lot of relief after it's been done.

Nicole

 
Old 08-04-2005, 11:02 AM   #5
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Re: Ear Feels Closed

My left ear feels like that every time I go inside the HomeDepot store.It only happens when I go into a really HUGE,HUGE store and it happens everytime.Weird, I wonder why?

 
Old 08-04-2005, 11:18 AM   #6
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Re: Ear Feels Closed

My doctor had me try this first. Use 10 drops of Debrox in your ear(s), then take a shower so that the steam loosens the wax. Then you use one of those infant ear syringe bulbs, fill with warm water and flush out the ear.

If this does not work and it be repeated in 3days. If that fails, then you need to see the eye, ears, throat specialist to remove the wax for you.

Hope that helps.

 
Old 08-04-2005, 03:41 PM   #7
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Re: Ear Feels Closed

My doc had me use Sodium Bicarbonate drops in my ears for 7 days and then had the nurse flush them out. The sodium bicarbonate softens the wax for the flushing. Just based on what the nurse told me I wouldn't attempt to flush your ears out yourself only because of the potential to damage your eardrum. A specialist really isn't necessary. Your regular family doc or even the nurse can take care of you (at least over here in the UK).

Sodium Bicarbonate drops can be bought at any drug store.

Take care!

 
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