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severe earwax build up: what do you do?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by thunderbyrd, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Harry Styron

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    A friend told me that two bushwhackers occupied his ancestors’ cabin in Arkansas during the Civil War, terrorizing the family. The bushwhackers were heating lead to make bullets, while drinking whiskey, and passed out. A daughter poured molten lead into their ears, and they never complained of wax again, and they never woke up.


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    I go to an Ear, Nose, Throat guy. Takes him about two seconds. He's done before I think he's begun. Pats me on the shoulder and says "see ya in a couple years".

    Before I did that, I wasn't sure it was wax. I just had pain. Took at least four doctors at least two months to ... get nowhere.

    Doctors don't like to feel dumb, but it was hard to sugar coat it when they asked me how it got resolved.
     
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    Haven’t read the whole thread.

    Dad was an ENT. Used to get the squirt thing. Kinda unpleasant. He’s retired now so next time I guess I just get in line.

    But. A few years back I told him I lost the low end in one of my ears. This isn’t that easy to discover but I was messing around with some crap in my studio and thought that my monitors were pooched. Nope. Was my hearing.

    After I figured that out He urged me to get to a hearing specialist like that day. If I recall he pulled some strings so I could get in right away.

    Typically the high end goes as we get older. Long story short if you notice a sudden loss of low end hearing don’t delay getting it looked at. I was told a day or two could mean the difference in maintaining your hearing or not. For me I have a deficit in low end in one ear. Was it always there? I dunno. But if you notice this please go get it checked out immediately ok?

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    Ear candles do not work. Burn one out side of your ear and it will be just as full of wax at the end as if you burned it while in your ear. It is not removing anything from your ear. The wax that builds up in side the candle is coming from the candle itself.
     
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    Do earwigs work?







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    Only if they come out the other side...
     
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    I have a problem of excessive ear wax build-up , and one thing that seems to help keep it somewhat under control is mullen garlic oil
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    Best not to try this one at the dinner table...

    I often have the same problem, wax impacted too deep to dig out with a finger, and completely deaf in the affected ear.

    I get the palm of my hand over the ear, so it makes a tight seal, and then sort of pump it, creating suction. Like doing a hand fart... Eventually, the wax gets sucked forwards, and you can scrape it out. People will look at you like you're mental, but it usually does the job.

    If that doesn't work, hold a hot water bottle against your ear until the wax melts.
     
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    I've had this problem for years; I really think it's connected with loud music.
    When I had musician's union health insurance (gone now, just like the local 47 building on vine street) they used to send me to a great doctor in beverly hills who would look through a scope and reach in and take impacted wax out with some kind of specialized tool.
    That was great.
    He told me to regularly put hydrogen peroxide in my years (as has been mentioned, but regularly, to stop buildup).
    Of course, I don't keep it up.
    But there's this: years ago I found out that over-the-counter earwax removal solutions are markedly different in other countries, and, in fact, work. I've bought them in Australia, Jamaica, and all over Europe.
    My most recent was something picked up in Odense, Denmark this fall: it worked perfectly.
    The ones sold here are basically a waste of time and money.
    (Like Drano: typical scenario: stopped drain, buy and apply Drano. Wait. When nothing happens, either reach for a wrench or call a plumber...))
     
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    This works with me as well as far as preventing a reoccurrence. My chiro explained it like this; the neck muscles tighten and constrict or close off the Eustachian tube. The ear fluid is not able to flow freely, pressure builds, the fluid becomes stagnant and the wax develops. The reason the neck muscles are tightening is due to the neck vertebra being out of alignment. Adjust the neck, the vertebra realign, the muscles relax and the tube reopens to operate normally.
     
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    I wonder if vinegar and baking soda would work? No, seriously....
     
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    I did this as a child, to get water out of my ear after swimming.
     
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    I was told to stuff Vicks Vaporub in my ears with a q tip then go to bed. Haven't tried it yet.
     
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    Try diet coke and mentos first :lol:

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