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Blockage of the ear drums due to wax - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I used an earbud in just my right ear for about 30 minutes yesterday, and I can't hear ANYTHING in that ear now. It's as if I completely lost my hearing. This never happened before. Any suggestions?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   34
Doctor :   this can happen if the wax has occuded the ear canal completely
User :   But why would it happen immediately after using am earbud for music?
Doctor :   probably you might have dislodged the ear wax , by using the ear buds
User :   And how can I fix it?
Doctor :   you can use dewax , a drops to clear the wax , but this will take a few days
User :   Is this a common problem?
Doctor :   the other option is to see a ENT doctor, who can clear out the wax
User :   Can I get that in a drugstore?
Doctor :   yes Wax is a common problem
Doctor :   yes you do get it at a pharmacy , OVER THE ocunter
Doctor :   ** counter
User :   But I mean after using earbuds is this common to happen?
Doctor :   yes
User :   So I shouldn't be worried about permanent hearing loss?
Doctor :   most of the time, people get their ears clogged, after using the ear buds
Doctor :   no
User :   Ok thank u, it's called Dewax?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   DEWAX drops
User :   Thanks!
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   No that was it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Thank u, bye!
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