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Old 07-18-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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I have an earache..

My boss told me to flush with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water..

My co-worker said that if I don't want to mix that stuff I can go buy some Summer's Eve :o
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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The doctors book of home remedies says to use a hair dryer. I didn't actually buy the book, but I remember the sample remedy from the commercial for it.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:43 PM   #3
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My boss told me to flush with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water..

My co-worker said that if I don't want to mix that stuff I can go buy some Summer's Eve :o
man are they taking a crack at you. i'd call HR if i were you. :D
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ear having those not-so-fresh days guy??
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Vinegar and water works, as does peroxide and water. The hairdryer is a temporary fix, or so i hear.
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Don't screw around. Go to your doctor. You'll probably get some antibiotics.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:48 PM   #7
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:52 PM   #8
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Don't screw around. Go to your doctor. You'll probably get some antibiotics.
Bah! antibiotics is not the answer. You're not dying. I heard that if you take to many antibiotics over your life, your body could be come immune to it's help. Is this true? if not, disregard my above statement :D
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:53 PM   #9
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Don't screw around. Go to your doctor. You'll probably get some antibiotics.
True dat. And some pain pills. :D

If it hurts when you pull on your earlobe, it could be swimmers ear or a cerumen (wax) impaction, or both. A huge wax plug can cause infection of the ear canal. Home remedies aren't that good at getting a big wax plug out. If you feel a lot of pressure there, and your hearing is decreased, that could be it.

If you have a middle ear infection (behind the ear drum), then washing it out wouldn't help...you just need antibiotics and pain pills. If you have an impaction, you probably can't get it out yourself, and it will have to be irrigated by a doc (scooping it out hurts too bad). Then antibiotic eardrops are prescribed.

I actually use liquid colace (a stool softener) to loosen up the wax on my patients prior to irrigation. That stuff works the best. I have them soak their ear canal for 10 minutes with that, then squirt warm water into the canal, and the wax comes out pretty easy most of the time.
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"It's not a tooomahhh!!" :D :D
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If it's impacted wax your choices are wait it out, get a doctor to dig it out or use an enzyme like Cerumenex ( great stuff on earth, also prescription ) to eat it out.
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I don't/can't use antibiotics. I'm allergic to the 4 main families of antibiotics. Never really been sick in my life but showed allergic symptoms my first sugurey and have not used any ever since. had several broken bones/pins installed and wisdom tooth removal without antibiotics.

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Old 07-18-2005, 02:00 PM   #13
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DOC!!

Well, the other day I had sinus-like pressure on my right side.. it went away yesterday. Today I have a slight earache in my left ear it comes and goes but isn't debilitating. It doesn't hurt when I pull on my earlobe and I havent been swimming in nearly a month.


Ugh, first douche then stool softner.. what next?? :o

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True dat. And some pain pills. :D

If it hurts when you pull on your earlobe, it could be swimmers ear or a cerumen (wax) impaction, or both. A huge wax plug can cause infection of the ear canal. Home remedies aren't that good at getting a big wax plug out. If you feel a lot of pressure there, and your hearing is decreased, that could be it.

If you have a middle ear infection (behind the ear drum), then washing it out wouldn't help...you just need antibiotics and pain pills. If you have an impaction, you probably can't get it out yourself, and it will have to be irrigated by a doc (scooping it out hurts too bad). Then antibiotic eardrops are prescribed.

I actually use liquid colace (a stool softener) to loosen up the wax on my patients prior to irrigation. That stuff works the best. I have them soak their ear canal for 10 minutes with that, then squirt warm water into the canal, and the wax comes out pretty easy most of the time.
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haven't you ever had an earache before?
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"It's not a tooomahhh!!" :D :D
Hahahahaha. :D
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Hey Doc - every time I raise my left arm, it hurts. What should I do?
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Last time I did, I was 12.. and I still remember it hurt so bad. TOok almost 2 weeks for it to go away by itself.
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You should go see your doctor for a more complete history and physical.
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Can we please focus on my ear douching??
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:11 PM   #22
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That one was too obvious, claude. I didn't feel the need.

Earwax looks like stool, btw. Nasty, stringy, kleggian stool.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:32 PM   #23
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My sister went to an ENT the other week because she had a lot of earwax buildup. It took him like 10 minutes to remove all of it. She said that it came out in this thick, dark spiral. She hears really well now.
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Stuff in your ear? Eww. Almost afraid to ask how you celebrated your birthday.
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