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How can blockage in the ears be treated despite using Peroxide?

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Dr. Nagamani Ng

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Posted on Fri, 9 Nov 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: I was cleaning my ear with a q-tip and my ear blocked up and I can't seem to get it unblocked. I poured some peroxide in it but it hasn't helped.
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 2 hours later
Brief Answer:

It is normal

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

This is normal sometimes while cleaning the ear air block can happen in the middle ear.

Pour some warm water for a minute in ear and remove. Chew a chewing gum or gargle some warm water it will be unblocked.

Pinch the nostrils shut, take a mouthful of air, and direct the air into the back of the nose as if trying to blow the nose gently.

You should feel a pressure buildup but do not let the air out your mouth The ears have been successfully unblocked when a pop sound is heard.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Nagamani Ng, General & Family Physician
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