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Ears blocked with wax and pain, got it cleaned twice and the procedure painful - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query
Doctor :   Do you mean ear?
User :   Hello Doctor,
User :   well, i have blocked frequently..mainly it gets filled with wax
User :   from the last few years i need to go to an ent and get it cleaned, the last 2 times in an OT, and it was very painful
User :   sorry , yes i meant blocked ears
Doctor :   If the wax is to be removed for more than 4 times in a ear
Doctor :   it is of concern
User :   at present as well, i have blocked ears, which makes it very difficult to work...
Doctor :   Ok then that is normal for every person
Doctor :   I do not think you should be worried at this time
Doctor :   Yes he is right
User :   well, i mainly goes once or twice a year
User :   i asked the ent if there's anything to be done, but he said to come get it cleaned
User :   but that has been a painful process for me
Doctor :   I understand but recent techniques adopted by doctor are less painful
Doctor :   If it is hard impacted wax, you should soften it first
Doctor :   and then the process of cleaning is very easy and less painful
Doctor :   So I suggest you one thing before cleaning it every time
User :   but now what can i do ? i mean i dont want to go to the's not painful or anything
User :   its just that its blocked now..
Doctor :   Put DEWAX drops, one drop in each ear three times a day for 5 days
Doctor :   continuously and immediately see the doctor
User :   yes ?
User :   i'll take care for that, doctor. mostly when i use these drops, the blockage goes and i dont meet the doctor
Doctor :   That is not the right thing to do
Doctor :   The drops are not meant to clear the wax
Doctor :   but meant to soften the wax
Doctor :   and help in easy removal
Doctor :   So Make sure you follow the above instructions
Doctor :   and make the wax removal an easy process
Doctor :   Hence I think you have no disease
Doctor :   but normal process to be done in a more easy manner
User :   yes, i'll do so, Doctor.
Doctor :   Did you follow what I say?
Doctor :   I do not suggest Oil
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries that I can answer?
User :   some family members apply oil in the ear , is that okay to do ?
User :   yes i did follow what you say.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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