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Earwax....Odd Question

Discussion in 'Questions and Answers' started by Seeking Answers, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Seeking Answers

    Seeking Answers New Member

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    Okay so it's come to my attention that one of my ears produces a lot more wax than the other. Like I can not clean one for weeks and there is barely anything.....but I can clean the other twice a day and get tons on gunk out.

    Is this normal? That wax ear also feels different....I mean I hear the same it's just different feeling I cant explain. Could this be anything I'd need to see a doctor for? Also the wax in this ear is much darker....
     
  2. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Is this a recent thing? If it is, you may want some medical advice.
     
  3. TokyoFishFan

    TokyoFishFan New Member

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    It could be nothing or it could be an mild infection. You may have drainage issues.
    For all things medical, seek the advice of a professional.
     
  4. TheAnswer385

    TheAnswer385 Stay Low Run Free

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    my uncle calls it alien snot.
     
  5. like2god

    like2god Typical white person Luxury Box

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    A darker color doesn't necessarily mean that you have an infection, it could just be old wax making its way out from deep inside your ear. If you have any pain, then I would suggest going to the doctor. A large amount of wax is normal in younger people, you can get drops to help clean the ear out thoroughly at any store or pharmacy. Hope that helps.
     
  6. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    I hate earwax. I mean hate it. I clean my ears at least 2-3 times a week and once a month I put peroxide in them for a deep clean. It makes cool noises and feels funny, but when I'm done with that you could eat peanuts out of my ear canal.
     
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  7. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Go to a doc and have them clean them out.
     
  8. USArmyFinFan

    USArmyFinFan Maximum Effort

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    Try this Not joking, even the Army has started to use these in the field.
     
  9. USArmyFinFan

    USArmyFinFan Maximum Effort

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    Eeemmmm ear canal peanuts….there really good over ice cream.
     
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  10. Seeking Answers

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I'm good.

    There isnt any actual pain or difference in hearing, so I think I'll just play it cool until then. :knucks:
     
  11. unifiedtheory

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    Go to the doctor. I clean mine regularly (being a carpenter and always wearing earplugs the gunk gets pretty deep) but still have to go to the doctor every few months for the flushing.
     
  12. DrAstroZoom

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    I would try some home remedies before going to the doctor to see if you can remedy it that way, simply because the doctor's method of earwax removal, though always immediately effective, can be traumatic, depending on how sensitive your inner ears are. Regualr maintenance at home can prevent the need for a doctor's visit later on. Just don't wait until your hearing is affected.
     

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