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can ear wax make your ear hurt?

(50 Posts)
LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 20:07:07

ds2 has complained about a sore ear for months now
thought he was making it up
then he got an ear infection adn we treated that wth antibiotics

his ear is stilll later very sensitivea dnt here looks to be a lto of wax in there - coul this be casueing hte pain?

WigWamBam Thu 06-Oct-05 20:11:04

Yes it can, if there's enough of it. If there#s a lot of it you can end up with an infection building up behind the wax.

How's his hearing - if it's a lot of wax that's causing the pain it might be making him a bit hard of hearing as well.

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 20:11:45

no seems ok
its just if its knocked or when he takes his jumper off

WigWamBam Thu 06-Oct-05 20:12:32

Might still be the wax. Another trip to the GP, maybe.

gingernut Thu 06-Oct-05 20:23:12

Yes, agree with WWB. Ear wax can make your ear quite sore. But it might also be something else - best to get it checked.

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 21:51:21

ta I msut do this
thign is as its intermittent i forget about it till t he next time

scaryman Thu 06-Oct-05 21:54:22

Hope ds is better soon Cod.

I can't help it, everytime i see a thread about ears or hearing, I just want to type "Pardon?". I've resisted the urge so far though.

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 21:54:36

good gag tho!

scaryman Thu 06-Oct-05 21:56:26

Yep, it's an oldie but a goodie! The amount of times I've had to stop myself ...

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 21:58:05

i wnat to type "yes" ont he " am i unreasonable" threads

have typed " eat less" tot he "! how do i lose weight " threads

scaryman Thu 06-Oct-05 22:04:16

Pmsl. Quite often I just work my way down the list of active convo's giving my really helpful one word answers - yes, no, bollocks etc. Might actually do that tomorrow.

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:05:42

me too

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:05:58

dare we try now?
ill back you if it turns bad

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:06:38

trya dn get all of them in one hit

GeraldGiraffe Thu 06-Oct-05 22:07:38

ooh might join you

scaryman Thu 06-Oct-05 22:07:50

Go on then. Every thread on active convos? You start at the top, I'll start at the bottom.

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:08:09

scry who are oyu normally

GeraldGiraffe Thu 06-Oct-05 22:08:24

scary who are you normally?

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:08:26

ok giraffe int eh middel where your head reaches

MrsSpoon Thu 06-Oct-05 22:09:04

I've been to the Dr with terrible earache before and been told it was wax, eurrgh.

scaryman Thu 06-Oct-05 22:09:35


LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:09:54

lol am fidning this funny!

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:10:44

its flipping thw hwole of acvtiev convos

scaryman Thu 06-Oct-05 22:12:54

Me too, crying with laughter at some of these.

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:13:18

lol at me then posting after wyou on playgroup thread

LadyCodofCodford Thu 06-Oct-05 22:13:44

i' me leavign out the really serious ones

scaryman Thu 06-Oct-05 22:15:07

Yep me too. Although I haven't read any of the first posts.

startingtobehalloweenylover Thu 06-Oct-05 22:22:35


Tortington Thu 06-Oct-05 23:12:15


LadyCodofCodford Fri 07-Oct-05 11:21:13

bump for the sensible mornign crowd

BlackWidow Fri 07-Oct-05 11:36:44

could be the wax if occluding the ear. Or may be infection in ear canal. Olive oil drops good to soften and break up wax, as long as no infection or perforation

LadyCodofCodford Fri 07-Oct-05 11:37:38

ooh occluding sounds good

hocuspocusdiplodocus Fri 07-Oct-05 11:38:41

Have you ever cleaned his ears with cotton buds coddy? If so he could have a bit of cotton wool trapped in there.

I know, it happened to me and it was horrid

LadyCodofCodford Fri 07-Oct-05 11:39:13

no he wont let me near it.

buffytheharpsichordcarrier Fri 07-Oct-05 11:50:33

or you can get water trapped behind the wax. I had that and I moaned and moaned about it. you could try softening it with ear drops from the pharmacy.

LadyCodofCodford Fri 07-Oct-05 11:51:14

i am hoping htats all that is
hjave made drs appointment

LIZS Fri 07-Oct-05 11:52:23

Don't try Otex - apparently they can cause more problems than they solve if ther is a lot of wax.

LadyCodofCodford Fri 07-Oct-05 11:52:43

LOVE that advert tho! liz youa re always hlepful to me!

scaryman Fri 07-Oct-05 13:57:43


projectmanagerCOd Mon 10-Oct-05 20:58:37

ok it still causes hm to howl if someon knocks it
a re off to drs tomorrow at 9 10

KiwiKate Tue 11-Oct-05 09:43:32

wax causes my ds to have ear pain (but he still seems to be able to hear ok). We have some mild drops to soften the wax. He is 2.5yo, and periodically tells us "I need ear drops" - the wax comes out of the ears easily about a day or so after administering the drops (called Waxol - not sure if you have those where you are as we are in New Zealand). But if we let the wax build up too much he definately has painful ears.

If in doubt go back to the doctor though. DH had ear problems as a kid which his mum ignored, and because it was caught too late he ended up having THIRTEEN ear operations - and his eardrums burst on SEVERAL occassions because his mum did not take him seriously when he told her his ears were painful.

We've taken ds to emergency doctors before because of ear pain. Mostly it has turned out just to be wax in the ears, but the doctors have been great and all say it is better to be safe than sorry

foxinsocks Tue 11-Oct-05 09:47:19

cod, nephew had a problem like this. He had an ear infection (with loads of wax), had antibs but then would not let ANYONE near his ear. My sister trooped him back to the GP who said there was no more infection in the ear and left it at that. A week later, he was still howling if anyone put a jumper on and it got caught on his ear so she took him back, saw a different doctor and they said he had an infection of his outer ear. Apparently, when they have an infection and the wax comes out, it can really irritate the outer ear bit as it's essentially thick, infected wax and that can be very painful. I think she got some topical stuff to put on it.

projectmanagerCOd Tue 11-Oct-05 10:32:50


foxinsocks Tue 11-Oct-05 10:35:39

awww poor junior cod - very painful (so I'm told!)

projectmanagerCOd Tue 11-Oct-05 10:38:50


so he has spry to put on it! she let me look through the earoscope thing

projectmanagerCOd Tue 11-Oct-05 10:39:04

shall we rename you doctor fox?

doctorfox Tue 11-Oct-05 10:42:51

ok...but only for one post just in case people think I'm a real doctor (duh!)

projectmanagerCOd Tue 11-Oct-05 10:45:57

oh go on what aout "Notadoctorfox"

notarealdoctorfox Tue 11-Oct-05 10:47:39

bit of a mouthful really

foxinsocks Tue 11-Oct-05 10:57:12

took a while for nephew's ear to clear up - apparently, some children are prone to these things and if it doesn't clear, go back and get them to swab because all sort of nasties can cause it (like fungal or bacterial). I used to get it alot - but in our day, we called it swimmer's ear!

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