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Ear wax. Trying to remove it with generic OTC. History of dermatomyositis from abscessed teeth. How to soften wax for removal?

Dr tried to remove wax from ear 3 times today but it was too painful ! Said my ear was dry maybe because I am recovering from Dermatomyositis from 12 abscessed teeth undiagnosed for 3yrs !! I m trying to soften the wax at home with a generic of recommended over the counter med. What is your advise for wax softening and removal ? Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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you have already suffered due to delay in treatment for your dental infection, so it would be unwise to self medicate at home. The best course of action would be to visit ur local ENT specialist.If it is wax then appropriate topical medication will soften it and make wax removal absolutely painless.However without consultation self cleaning efforts may cause otitis externa (external ear infection) and become painful. Donot delay and visit your doctor soon.
Hope you feel better soon
Answered: Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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