Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
134 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes popping sensation on the right side?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Klarida Papaqako

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 1614 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 in General Health
Question: When I am lying on my right side to sleep, after a few minutes it will pop and continue every few minutes.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mineral oil drops, hydrogen peroxide drops or liquid docusate sodium.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your health query.

To soften and drain the wax out of your ear, are recommended mineral oil drops or hydrogen peroxide drops, both available over the counter.
You can use 3-4 drops, 3-4 times/day.

They are not recommended to use if you have dryness or excessive exfoliation of the ear canal skin as they may exacerbate cerumen accumulation. Plain mineral oil and liquid docusate sodium may be more effective in this case.

If you have pain while pressing on the tragus, or moving your ear lobe, or even if you have past history of damaging your tympanic membrane, I would recommend considering a visit to a local doctor before applying these drops. This because you will need an ear exam with the otoscope, so the doctor can make sure you won't have side effects from their use. In the case of the problems mentioned above (pain while pressing on the tragus, or moving your ear lobe, or even if you have past history of damaging your tympanic membrane) the are contraindicated.

If you continue to feel that discomfort after one week of using the drops, that means that maybe you have hard impaction of wax or ear canal disease and so you may need irrigation of the ear or manual removal under direct visualization with an otoscope or microscope in the office.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,
Dr. Papaqako

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Impaction

doctor1 MD

90 year old male patient, bed bound having loose stool with not much control. Stool is very gritty with black specks and hard flakes present. Not...

doctor1 MD

I have recently had knee replacement surgery and hydro condone was prescribed for pain. I have e looked up the symptoms and have fecal impaction....

doctor1 MD

Hi , I get very constipated and sometimes need to give myself an enema to prevent impaction and to help from straining that could aggravate my...

doctor1 MD

My daughter is suffering from constipation from iron tablets. She has taken solace, miralax and senekot. I think she has an impaction as she is...

doctor1 MD

Hello: I was leaning over a rail and I heard a swish just below my left side rib cage . The next day it was hard to get out of bed. The pain seems...

doctor1 MD

bottom extraction site hurts when I drink fluids or eat. I've had my extraction month and half ago, so should I go back and see my dentist?