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Earwax klaxon

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PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 17:30:30

Not there's there a photo yet as im bunged to the gunnels with it still.

How the hell can I get it out. I'm deaf as a post. A friend looked in my ear with a torch and said its solid black gunk.

She advised a kirby grip. It hasn't helped. I have a diy ear syringe thing and ive been trying that for two days. Am 100% deaf on one side.

Going to try a bit more syringing in a minute. Hot water or cold water, which do,you think is best?

ShatnersBassoon Wed 24-Aug-16 17:32:58

Get an appointment with a nurse. They'll get it out in one piece, the lucky bugger.

Oh, and film it and post on here please.

PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 17:33:56

Got an appt on Friday but think I will saw my ear off by then!

ShatnersBassoon Wed 24-Aug-16 17:35:41

Olive oil is recommended. Warm it and dropper it in.

GloveBug Wed 24-Aug-16 17:36:13

I've heard olive oil is good but agree go and see nurse. definitely don't go poking around with anything, you could push the wax deeper

YellowShockedFace Wed 24-Aug-16 17:36:47

Hydrogen peroxide. I always say it on threads like this. smile
Buy online or from the chemist. Dilute with water. Drip into your ear when your head is tilted to the side. It will fizz and bubble.

YvaineStormhold Wed 24-Aug-16 17:37:13

Get it microsuctioned.

Best experience of my life. Not joking.

PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 17:38:18

I've been doing olive oil. No hydrogen peroxide in the house sadly.

RandomDent Wed 24-Aug-16 17:38:25

Mmmmmmmmmm earwax.

(Sorry) grin

ShatnersBassoon Wed 24-Aug-16 17:38:33

Microsuction sounds dreamy. Damn my clear ears, I've never needed to get them vacuumed.

Gowgirl Wed 24-Aug-16 17:39:38

It wasn't long ago a mums etter bust her husbands ear drum using bacarbinate of soda and an war syringe--I remember cos i was also pumping my ear full of the stuff--

PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 17:53:43

Yeah and I gave myself mastoiditis three weeks ago doing the other and I promised I would never do it again. But then I get a blocked ear and it's all out the window in desperation!

Chickpeachick0 Wed 24-Aug-16 17:58:55

Hopi ear candle treatment - they show the end product - grim !

PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 17:59:54

I've used hopi candles before and always been disappointed. I think MH earwax is too,solid for candles.

PurpleDaisies Wed 24-Aug-16 18:00:04

Hopi ear candle treatment - they show the end product - grim!

Do not use Hopi ear candles. They are seriously dangerous. My ENT registrar best friend wants them made illegal.

CaroleService Wed 24-Aug-16 18:05:39

Microsuction. And take a friend to video it.

Chickpeachick0 Wed 24-Aug-16 18:05:39

why is Hopi do bad ?

mrssmith79 Wed 24-Aug-16 18:20:28

Another vote for microsuction, I used this website -
Doubt I'd be welcome back though, I gave the poor guy a dreadful fright when I shouted (due to my newly regained hearing) DON'T YOU DARE PUT THAT IN THE BIN UNTIL I'VE TAKEN A PHOTO!!! whilst whipping my phone out grin

PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 18:33:40

Nowhere near here does microsuction, 45 miles away. I. At work tomorrow and Friday so best I can do is leave a bit early in Friday to go to the doctors/nurse.

mrssmith79 Wed 24-Aug-16 18:38:48

It's worth the trip - I travelled to Hexham for it, 34 miles each way!

PurpleDaisies Wed 24-Aug-16 18:39:22

chick they don't work (the pressure required to suck earwax out of the ear canal would burst the ear drum) and I can't imagine what could possibly go wrong with having molten wax just above a big hole it can fall into...

No medically trained professional would recommend using them.

PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 18:50:46

If I wasn't at work I would travel for microsuction.

ladygracie Wed 24-Aug-16 18:53:39

I've just been referred for microsuction. There is a clinic that comes to my doctors surgery so maybe it's the same for you. I had to go to the GP 4 times before they did it though. Hope it gets sorted on Friday.

PikachuSayBoo Wed 24-Aug-16 18:57:32

Blimey, did they try syringing four times? Or do they not syringe and you just had to go four times complaining about blocked ears?

PurpleDaisies Wed 24-Aug-16 18:59:21

Microsuctioning is better than syringing. If they offer both, or you can afford to pay, have that instead. Much lower rate of complications.

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