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    During the past few months, Iíve noticed that my right ear is producing a lot of wax (cerumen). I had my ears cleaned in June when I went for maintenance on my hearing aids. That helped for awhile, but now, itís really bad to the point where itís interfering with my hearing.

    After I shower, I use a wadded up cotton ball to dry my ears before inserting my hearing aids. I think this pushes some wax farther into my ear canal, and the large domes on my aids probably push was into my ears as well.

    I donít like using cotton swabs to clean my ears.

    Does anyone have a remedy for this?
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    Default Re: Ear Wax

    A few drops of hydrogen peroxide will desolve the wax then flush with a little water. I use a syringe to flush them out.

    Only do this if you don't have tubes in your ears.

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    Default Re: Ear Wax

    ďDonít put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.Ē
    I donít remember who told this but itís good advice. I use hydrogen peroxide and a spray bottle called ďElephant EarĒ. There are several on the market, this is one https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Easy-E...s%2C233&sr=8-7

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    When you use a hearing aid with a full ear mold, moisture tends to build up in your ear. One ENT doctor told me to use witch hazel which is a reduced form of alcohol to deal with the itching and to reduce moisture in my ear. This would also be available in most drugstores and is very cheap to buy Another product I have often use is available in most drugstores and it is designed to get the moisture out of your ear for swimmers. It is a higher concentration of alcohol. It comes in a small squirt bottle to put a few drops in your ear. A regular eyedropper can be used to insert witch hazel into your year.
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    I went to the OSU ENT Clinic to see what could be done about my ear wax issue. The audiologist found no issues with my hearing aids, but a quick look into my right ear confirmed why I couldnít hear. So, I went across the hall where the PA cleaned my right ear. She said it was gross with signs of an infection in the canal. She looked at my left ear and pronounced it ďclean as a whistleĒ.

    I got a Rx for antibiotic ear drops. She also recommended that I rinse my ears one a month with a 1:3 solution of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar.

    I wonít wear my right hearing aid until Iím done with the antibiotic, but at least I can hear...
    Pete
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    Sounds like a good result in the end Pete.
    Hope you're doing well and keeping safe.
    Diagnosed April 1995

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