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Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely?

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i have something in my ear. i removed a waxy worm like thing. i pulled something almost out a week ago, looked round like an asprin with a thin ring of brown, had a stony surface. im going to a emt m friday and was wondering if there is anything to rinse ears with that will kill them ?
Posted Mon, 18 Mar 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 4 hours later
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

Accumulated cerumen or retained qtip in the ear can become hard like a stone causing various problems. Similarly, there can be flakes surrounding the hardened wax which can get discharged in long threads. These flakes are the dead skin debris which are formed due to exertion of pressure by the hardened debris over the canal skin.

My advice to you is to use some wax solvents which are avaialble over the counter and consult your doctor for aural cleaning and examination of the ear. Do not use hydrogen peroxide into the ear as it can cause excoriation of the canal skin and damage it further.

Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow up query.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 17 hours later
what about the worm like thing i pulled out sunday, it was a waxy thing. also, i uploaded my MRI i had last week
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 5 hours later
Hi

Thanks for writing back

The waxy worm like thing is the denuded and dried skin, which happens due to the pressure effect of the hardened debris in the canal. I'm sorry, the MRI is not uploaded. You can mail the images to customer care, quoting ' attention to Dr. Naveen Kumar N.'.

Wish you good health

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 26 hours later
I went to the emergency room last night to have them remove what was behind the enterance of my ear can. they said there was nothing back there but i felt there was something tangled in ear hair. the doctor said he would have them fill it with landocane or something to kill what ever and clean it out. they did that but did not clean it out, they said nothing was back there even when i said i could feel it, the nurse swore to me nothing was there. i was able to comb out the hair tangled in my ear and it came to a small sore that was oozing a waxy substance, the substance seemed to have a life and was trying to flow back into the ear. the other ear has a similar sore that has the flowing electric like wax.

going to the e n t tomorrow. did you see the zipped mri ? im not a real heavy meth user, but still a user. i quit tho, after learning what it did and seeing it. i dont think it will be a problem since im not crazy about it just did it. anyways have much to do.

oh, what is the name of the ear surgery ? and what is the type of hearing i am trying to improve ?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 7 hours later
Hi

Thanks for writing back

I'm sorry I have not received your MRI till now. Could you please contact the customer care and request them to upload the images for you.

Secondly, when you XXXXXXX the ENT specialist request him to do a oto-endoscopy and show the images to you. Also, you can mail the same to me.

There are various surgeries advocated for various hearing realted problems. I do not know what exactly is the problem with your hearing, if you can elaborate the problems I can help you in a better way.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 16 hours later
this thing leaves a lesion that emits a live waxy fluid. do you want to fly me out and do surgery ?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 35 minutes later
Hi

Welcome back

Relax! I don't think so you will require any sort of surgery for this problem. My advice to you is to consult an ENT specialist first and get an oto-endoscopy done. This will confirm whether you have got any problem or not. After that, let us decide what has to be done.

Wish you good luck and good health.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENTand Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 11 minutes later
it seems to have burrowed down right outside the ear

im not sure how to describe this tothe ent on monday
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 7 hours later
Hi

Thanks for writing back

It is very unusual for any worm to burrow into the ear canal. It is almost impossible, because part of the ear canal is formed by cartilage and partly by bone. It is not possible for the worm to burry itself under the canal skin without causing excruciating pain. Explain to the doctor about your problems and leave it on him to find out what it is.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 13 hours later
Ok, i am going to send the MRI to you, it will be the viewer and everything.

the worm like thing coming out of the leasion going into my ear feels like it has a bunch of spikes or sharp points allover the end of it, havent got it out yet but will try. let me know what you think of the MRI, it looks like there is cavities on both sides on the inside where the ears are, also looks like a hole going all the way through.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 2 hours later
Hi

Welcome back

Please post the images of MRI, I will definitely help you out.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 18 hours later
i sent a link to the mri to the attatchements and had them forward it to you , here is a link that should take you there
WWW.WWWWWW.WWW
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 6 hours later
Hi

Thanks for writing back

Could you please post me the necessary images only. The file is a big one (190 Mb), it is very difficult to download. Do not worry! I will definitely help you out.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 1 hour later
here is the images only


WWW.WWWWWW.WWW
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 21 hours later
Hi

I am sorry, can you please re-post these images in JPEG format. I tried converting the sent file to JEPG format, but its not happening. A small suggestion for you, when you are trying to save the images from the file, try to save it in JPEG format and then upload the same.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Removed ear wax flakes. Is there anything to rinse ear and clean completely? 7 hours later
I went to the ENT yesterday, I think he saw something, I said something like, pull it out so i can take it back to a couple of doctors and shove it up their ass, then he acted like there was something there but nothing he could get right then, he prescribed some ear drops, CIPRODEX, a sterile otic suspension, said that should take care of anything there. Maybe he didnt like the idea of making any other doctor look like the missed something ? Also, I have the CAT scan from the other night, i will up load them and send you the link.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 3 hours later
Hi

Did he insert an oto-endoscope and show you the video of it. That would have given you a better picture of what is happening in the ear. Please upload the CT scan images, I will definitely help you out.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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