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    Old 05-22-2020, 04:49 AM   #1
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    Ear infection or wax build-up?

    I've had an issue with my ears (mostly right though), where they would get clogged up, which I consider to be a problem caused by ear wax. Recently, my right ear got worse. I'm experiencing pain (though not severe), random clogging when moving my jaw (for example when eating), and what I can describe as a 'drumming' sound when I hear loud and/or high pitched sounds. The sensation is difficult to describe, but if I hear a sound which triggers it, the is a faint 'drum' sound (about quarter of a second), after the sound has stopped.

    I've tried ear drops but they haven't helped much.

     
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    Old 05-22-2020, 12:46 PM   #2
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    Re: Ear infection or wax build-up?

    Sounds like you need to see an ENT and have them cleaned.

     
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    Old 05-22-2020, 03:38 PM   #3
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    Re: Ear infection or wax build-up?

    Hi micchan!

    Is it possible that one or both of the eustachian tubes, leading to your ears, is somewhat blocked?

    Did you recently have a cold, or allergy, where you had to blow your nose? Blowing the nose incorrectly can cause mucus to enter into the eustachian tubes.

    As far as ear wax, I occasionally use 3% hydrogen peroxide in my ears to remove ear wax.
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    Old 05-26-2020, 07:00 AM   #4
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    Re: Ear infection or wax build-up?

    I I feel like I've had a very light cold for quite some time now, but it's not really noticeable. No allergies.

    I blew my nose a few times and causes my ears to pop.

     
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    Old 05-26-2020, 07:39 AM   #5
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    Re: Ear infection or wax build-up?

    I was having this problem, so my ENT told me to put hydrogen peroxide in my ear once a week. This has cleared it up. I notice if I go over a week it starts happening again.

     
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    Re: Ear infection or wax build-up?

    I suggest you try using a nasal rinse....I use the NeilMed squeeze bottle system.

    You could ask the doc for you to try Singulair.

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    Re: Ear infection or wax build-up?

    Did he tell you what the general cause was?

     
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