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What's best to unclog my ear?

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Lonely3190

I woke up this morning and my ear was all clogged up, it doesn't hurt but I am just concerned.

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You can ask at your nearest pharmacy for a preparation to loosen the wax. Do not poke anything into your ears to try and remove it or you could damage the eardrum

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Lonely3190 in reply to Osidge

Will they be able to do that with the Covid going on though?

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OsidgeModerator in reply to Lonely3190

Pharmacies are all open and you can still ask them for advice.

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Omniscient1 in reply to Osidge

The preparation is likely olive oil. If you have some in the kitchen then you can blob some (tiny amount) of this in with a medicine spoon or something. 'Earol' type preparations from the pharmacy tend to have a squirter device which makes it easier, but like I say, olive oil... (Not any other kind of oil).

repeat for a few days and then the wax will loosen.

If you go to a Drs and ask for treatment they will tell you to go home and do the Olive Oil trick for a few days then they will syringe your ear out

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OsidgeModerator in reply to Omniscient1

Ear wax preparations are not just olive oil but will contain an ingredient to help break the wax down to avoid syringing (a service that not all Uk GPs will now supply. medicines.org.uk/emc/produc...

Thankyou for that. I did try Otex but no look.

...earol...?

I regularly have blocked ears from too much wax. I used to book an appointment to have them syringed at my doctors surgery but not any more due to covid. So I just use warm olive oil applied via a dropper and lay on my side for a couple of minutes and then plug it with cotton wool. Usually takes at least a week for the wax to soften and another week for the wax to come out and my hearing return. I do hasten it along with my little finger after a few days!

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Lonely3190 in reply to jon22

My hearing is fine but it just feels weird or if I move, I hear whooshing sound.

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jon22 in reply to Lonely3190

Hi , Could be something other than wax so best to book a doctors appointment I think. I did not realise that by saying in your 1st post "ear was all clogged up" meant it was "just feels weird or if I move, I hear whooshing sound" Keep us posted and good luck in getting it sorted out.

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jon22 – I agree.

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Lonely3190 in reply to Hidden

I will do. Thankyou guys.