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Old 08-07-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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too much ear wax


I went to the doctors (UK) a few days ago due to my right ear having too much ear wax and the doctor prescribed me some ear drops which I have used everyday.

From the first time I used these ear drops it has made my right ear go 80-90% deaf (conductive hearing loss I imagine??), is this normal?? I have used them for a few days and still quite deaf in that ear. When I go deaf it makes my tinnitus even worse!

I really want to get my ear syringed but have read on the net that it is unsafe and some doctors don't like doing it (Including the doctor that inspected my ear even though I have had my ears syringed there 8 months before). My right ear is really making me feel down atm, I just want to get it cleared.. do you think the doctor will irrigate them for me and do you think that's what I need?

Sorry the questions in there are a bit scrambled.


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Old 08-08-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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Re: too much ear wax

If you've been asked to use drops in your ears ( to loosen wax) and or are being given a syringe treatment to ear wax then in my view you are not seeing an experienced ENT physician. A primary care MD, Nurse practictioner or nurse is unauthorized to remove wax with a wax removal tool and they have no other option than to recommend drops and a syringe cleanout treatment. My suggestion is to see an experienced ENT who in virtually all cases can remove the wax without drops or a water syrnge. This will provide immediate relief (if wax is the issue) and will do so without the potential problems (infection) associated with the syringe technique...

Keep us posted!


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