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Can anyone advise me on what to do for ear wax that will not move, I have used warm olive oil, Otex and done this for 3 weeks, my right ear is just packed,and i cant hear a thing with it I have been for syringing,and that wont get it out either I apparently have very narrow ear canals ,which also slant upwards I have to carry on with trying to soften it for another 2 weeks, Anything else i can do ?
BettyBoo thank you for your reply, but the reason they wont do anymore is because they say 2 of their patients have ended up in hospital with perforated eardrums, so will just keep trying, but my local chemist says Otex is better than olive oil, i have used both So i darent try anything that might damage them, just wondered if anything would work better
Microsuction will not damage your ears. It is a completely different procedure from syringing. It is syringing that carries the risks you mention. I too suffer from narrow ear canals and have to have microsuction every few months .You don’t need to soften the wax for microsuction. I would NEVER have my ears syringed. I had it done once years ago and ended up with a horrible infection as a result.
Ear canles has been suggested by someone ,but i would be a bit worried they wopuld cause more harm I had to go to an ENT surgeon once who used a hook to get the wax out, I will persevere a bit longer The nurse was a bitch, she kept asking if i had put cotton wool in, and more or less said if had its my own fault, i told her 3 times i hadnt, Then she said sit up straight, i already was
My 14yr old recently had micro suction because he'd shoved wax down into his ear with a cotton bud (unknown to me and he's learnt his lesson!) We had to go private to get it done as the nurse wouldn't go near him with a syringe, I completely agree with others recommending it. It was completely painless and the guy doing it very skilled. As an adult you should be able to go to an earwax clinic and pay to get it done.
Please try microsuction. My 7 YO had it done for a stubborn blockage in narrow canals and it worked brilliantly.
And yes, candles don’t work. The muck that comes out is already in the candles! There was a whole experiment with them on watchdog I think. They set light to them using an inanimate object and still drew wax out. There are also medical studies which show them being used with proper typanometic measurements, cameras, the lot. They draw nothing out but what is already a formulaic part of the candle which is (conveniently) made from beeswax and cotton, so it’s the same colour as earwax. Avoid!
Spartacunt i didnt say i dont want to have microsuction,, I dont know if there are any ear clinics here,i will make enquiries though, i have never heard of any ,but i dont really want to have to pay for it if i can help it,but i dont want to have ear candles