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Ear pain and wax in the ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   hi Dr
User :   I have an ear pain complaint
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my ear is blocked
Doctor :   Since how long?
User :   since morning its worse
User :   last 2-3 weeks i felt my ear is kind of sticky inside
Doctor :   Did you have cold and cough?
User :   i thought its due to water entry during my shower and kept cleaning with ear buds
User :   no cold no cough
User :   today morning i tried cleaning and there was wax
User :   trying to get rid of it there was blood in the ear buds
Doctor :   Ok, I suggest you not to poke the ears
Doctor :   I think it is leading to infection inside
Doctor :   You require a physical examination to remove the debris inside
User :   then i stopped cleaning with buds
Doctor :   I suggest you to see a ENT physician
Doctor :   for the proper cleaning under aseptic condition
User :   blocked since then
User :   hw often shd i clean the ears
Doctor :   Actually currrent medical evidence says not to clean the ears self
Doctor :   and it is not mandatory to clean the ears for wax
Doctor :   unless it interferes with hearing or infection
User :   oh how often shd i visit dr to clean it then
User :   oh
Doctor :   Once in a year, ENT examination is good
User :   i'l cover the ears during shower
Doctor :   Cleaning the external ear with good cotton is fine
Doctor :   but not inside with the buds
User :   ok sure ..wil refrain doing so
User :   i'l visit the specialist after office
Doctor :   That is better
Doctor :   If you wish you can request for an appointment fix with one
User :   on this site
Doctor :   Do you want an assistance
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i'm in
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I will make sure that the right person from customer support team calls you on your phone after this chat.
User :   pls suggest a doc
User :   gr8 tks
Doctor :   and suggest you the doctor
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   tks so much
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