Did you ever Irrigate Your Ears?

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    I've had it done twice at the doctors office to remove the wax in the past . I remember one doctor using a huge syringe that looks like a caulking gun and shooting it into my ears. The amount of wax that came out was about the size of a pencil eraser.

    One my ears felt clogged. I made the mistake of putting a Q-tip in and pushing the was in farther.

    I bought a kit that had ear drops to loosen the wax and then a washer bulb. That is the rubber thing that sucks up the water and then shoots it out. The trick is to use warm water to flush the ear. The directions say it may take a few days for the drops to loosen the wax. At first I used room temperature water. It worked much better putting it in a large cup and microwaving it on high for 30 seconds.

    I can finally hear normally out of my right ear, but it is still a little tender from the Q-tip. Even though my left ear was fine I decided to clean that one out too and it had a lot of wax too. I use ear plugs to sleep so I'm sure that doesn't help.
     
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    Yes, when i was younger quite alot of syringing. Apparantly they do not do that now, it is bad for the inner ear.
     
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    There is no fun in being a sadistic physician these days
     
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    So what do they do, coax it out? :biggrin1::wink:
     
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    LOL, nearly, i had to go 2 weeks ago and they kinda grip it out with long pinchers with a camera on the end, jesus, thinking about it my ears must be big hehe
     
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    I did that once, with the syringe thing with a doctor. That was gross and intersting at the same time. I went back when my ears felt plugged up to another place at another time. It turns out I just had a cold so nothing came out. But the doctor said they dont do that syringe thing anymore. She did use a water jet thing.
     
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    I try to keep my ears as clean as possible, but I have to go to an Ears Nose and Throat specialist about every three years or so and have it done. It always skeeves me when I see what they are pulling out of my ears but I can't do it myself.
     
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    Irritate my ears? Plenty of things have irritated my ears. It serves you right.
     
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    I have a long-term condition with my ears - I have had an almost constant ear infection for the past 16 years, and have gone to the doctor numerous times for this.

    I should've gone to the ENT doctor for it, the one who treated me in 2003 when I was seriously ill (partly with ear problems but more with an abscess) - the ENT doctor I went to then was HOT!!! (Married though -damn! :biggrin1: I can always look, though!)
     
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    I am deaf, and when I was younger, I had excessive wax production and would have to go in every 3 months to have some kind of syringe / water jet thing put in my ear. It ceased me to see how much wax came out. It probably did not help that I wore hearing aids when I was younger.

    I still wear a hearing aid today, but ear wax is not a big problem anymore for me. Haven't had wax build up since my teens.

    I do not know if they still irrigate people's ears. I remember not liking it at all because it hurt ! And also GROSS.
     
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    I have to wear headphones for most of the day at work, which isn't really good for the ears. It keeps them a little too warm and moist, which means I'm prone to the odd infection. It also stops the wax drying up and flaking off, which is annoying.

    However there's this wonderful stuff which my doctor prescribed to me a couple of years ago which helps maintain the pH balance of your ear canal and is also a mild antiseptic. I haven't had any infections since then, which is a blessing.

    I was meant to have my ears syringed five years ago but the day before my appointment, I was relaxing in a hot bath with most of my head underwater and the wax loosened up in the heat. I got a telling off for doing that because supposedly it's not good for your ears to let them fill with warm water.
     
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