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    I sort of woke up today and couldn't hear through my left ear. I put earex in it, and its been ~2 hours - took the wool out and yet I still can't hear through my left ear...

    =[ Advice, please.
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    whatever you do DON'T use cottonbuds. They are deadly.
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    Get 'em syringed by the doc.
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    (Original post by rottcodd)
    Get 'em syringed by the doc.
    Ah ***** sake, I hate that. =\
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    Hydrogen peroxide!
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    (Original post by wannabe mexican)
    whatever you do DON'T use cottonbuds. They are deadly.
    what are wrong with cottonbuds??
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    I'd give it a day or so, as the problem might go away by itself. After that taking a trip to the GP is probably a good idea...
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    Maybe try and hoik it all out with a cocktail stick?
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    (Original post by zoom_uk)
    what are wrong with cottonbuds??
    Pushes the wax deeper in. Affecting the ears ability to push out earwax by itself.
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    (Original post by zoom_uk)
    what are wrong with cottonbuds??
    You can either press your earwax too far into your ear or simply destroy your eardrum.
    I still use them
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    (Original post by jeffro1)
    Maybe try and hoik it all out with a cocktail stick?
    Why not a steak knife?:rolleyes:

    OP, you'd be best of seeing your GP to be sure you don't damage your ear.
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    Use ear drops for about a week or 2. If that doesn't clear it you need your ears syringed. Or, you could do what I did and ignore it. It'll sort itself out after about a year.
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    (Original post by jeffro1)
    Maybe try and hoik it all out with a cocktail stick?
    :eek: Noooo!

    Try putting some olive oil in your ear, about 3 or 4 drops. Do this a few times a day for about a week. Then go see your GP and they'll be able to syringe it out for you (they can't syringe without you softening the wax like this, it's happened to me before and it wasted a trip to the docs which was pointless and annoying).

    In most cases though the wax falls out by itself if you put oil in so fingers crossed xx
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    Heat up some olive oil and pour a small amount into your ear.
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    (Original post by me, myself and I)
    :eek: Noooo!

    Try putting some olive oil in your ear, about 3 or 4 drops. Do this a few times a day for about a week. Then go see your GP and they'll be able to syringe it out for you (they can't syringe without you softening the wax like this, it's happened to me before and it wasted a trip to the docs which was pointless and annoying).

    In most cases though the wax falls out by itself if you put oil in so fingers crossed xx

    i totally agree with this comment. i had this problem and did exactly this and cud hear better after syringed ears....only thing is i have exzecma ( really really dry skin) in my ears aswel..itchy and painful> bad times..lol

    anyways gd luck and do wot this person says that ive quoted!
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    (Original post by jeffro1)
    Maybe try and hoik it all out with a cocktail stick?
    Or a very sharp pencil...
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    nooooooo you wil only cos an ear infection, swollen ear hole or worse damage ur ear canal/eardrum leading to deafness!
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    It's not necessarily wax... I'm sure it can also be some sort of middle/inner ear infection that gives the same sensation (hearing loss / feels bunged up). There's no actual wax blocking it in this case. I think it can be caused by some sort of fluid build up in the middle ear. I had it when I was about 7 or 8... was sitting watching TV one day and suddenly went COMPLETELY deaf in one ear. Hahaha. I remember I didn't bother to tell anyone about it, I just morbidly decided that this was it - I was going to be deaf in one ear for life. lawl. I'd completely resigned myself to the fact. As it turned out, it cleared up itself within a few weeks. Hooray! .
 
 
 
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