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yesterday i put ear drops in my left ear and

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Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Question: yesterday i put ear drops in my left ear and i may have put to much. my left ear is completly clogged and i can berely hear out of it. its been over 24 hours now. i%E2%80%99ve tried holding my nose and blowing. nothing happened
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello, I'm Dr. Branch,
Thanks for using 'Ask A Doctor'.

Ear drops will typically not cause any obstruction in the ear since as it is a liquid, it will just drain out whenever you lay on your side.

It is more likely the obstruction is from ear wax, especially if that was the reason for using the ear drops in the first place. Ear wax can often become impacted, causing a sense of hearing loss as you describe.

If that is the case, ear drops can be used to soften the ear wax, but you will likely need someone to irrigate or manually remove the ear wax at your doctor's office.

I would not recommend trying to do this yourself since it is important to have the right tools and to have someone professional do this for you in order to avoid any injury to the tympanic membrane inside your ear.

I hope that helps...

Please let me know if you have any other questions and I would be glad to discuss it further with you.

Regards


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yesterday i put ear drops in my left ear and

Brief Answer: See below. Detailed Answer: Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, Thanks for using 'Ask A Doctor'. Ear drops will typically not cause any obstruction in the ear since as it is a liquid, it will just drain out whenever you lay on your side. It is more likely the obstruction is from ear wax, especially if that was the reason for using the ear drops in the first place. Ear wax can often become impacted, causing a sense of hearing loss as you describe. If that is the case, ear drops can be used to soften the ear wax, but you will likely need someone to irrigate or manually remove the ear wax at your doctor's office. I would not recommend trying to do this yourself since it is important to have the right tools and to have someone professional do this for you in order to avoid any injury to the tympanic membrane inside your ear. I hope that helps... Please let me know if you have any other questions and I would be glad to discuss it further with you. Regards