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What causes blocked ears?

My ears were blocked so I went to the doctor. They determined that there was wax buildup that had hardened causing a blockage. I was instructed to soften the wax by using mineral oil for a few days. A few hours after using the mineral oil, my ear began draining. A lump of wax slid out followed by some blood. Is that normal? There s no pain at all at this point.
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

You have probably pushed some wax back on to the drum causing all these symptoms. Put wax rid ear drops 3 times a day for few days and then get the ears cleaned up by an ENT specialist. Don't try self-cleaning very deep as it can injure the drum.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein,
General Surgeon
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