Ear Blockage / Wax Blockage

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There are many causes for blocked ear. These may range from infection, inflammation, foreign body or even tumors. The commonest cause is wax accumulation in the ear.

One of the causes of ear blockage is ear wax, also called cerumen. Cerumen has been taken from the word 'Cera' meaning wax in Latin.

The glands present in the outer canal of the ear secrete wax. Wax being sticky helps in trapping dust and other foreign particles and prevents them from entering the delicate regions of the ear.

Ear Blockage

Nature has designed the ear in such a marvelous fashion that a natural process of cleaning and elimination of waste takes place inside the ear. The stale ear wax is methodically conveyed from the ear canal to the opening of the ear, where it dries up along with the accumulated foreign particles and falls out.

The ears get blocked, when wax gets lodged deep inside the ear canal; this mostly happens when we employ external objects to clean the ear that actually pushes the wax deep into the ear canal.

Ear aches are like headaches. The most common and immediately used remedy for a earache is to use ear drops. However, this method is not safe, especially without ascertaining the cause of the problem. If there is a perforation or a hole in the ear membrane (tympanic membrane) it may result in infection from the outer ear traveling into the middle ear.

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I got up a few days ago and took a bath and a couple hours after My ears feeling clog and the clog comes and go in both ears and a mild pain in both jaw bone, what can cause this to happen
Joan57 Thursday, April 17, 2014
I have a big problem. My 3months old baby has an ear infection. Our ent doctor gave us an eardrops .my problem is there is a blockage in my sons ear which is the dried blood and pus im worried that the drops is not absorb in his affected part of the ear..what should i do? Thankyou
Kanemaverick Sunday, February 09, 2014
why my ears are blocked when my lunch is delayed or skipped?
newfazil1234 Sunday, June 10, 2012
could you find the reason? I have this problem too since couple of months ago. it is weird
zbg465 Friday, September 06, 2013
Hi.........My Husband's ears are block 24/7 they have been for 4 - 5 years we have been to every Dr. we could think of and no one can fine out what is wrong he says it's just like going up in an airplane but they donot unblock can anyone help
Ladydi Wednesday, February 15, 2012
My ear always been block with hardened ear wax. So my doctor ask me to use baby oil to softened it after several days. I can feel a bit watery in my ear, check it with cotton swap and it fills with mainly yellowish ear wax and a bit of blood. What could be the problem?
nza3108 Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Had this ear blockage at the left ear since like 2 or 3 days ago. How can I get rid of this? There's like echo.
th-ousandwords Sunday, January 02, 2011
my ears feels like water had drawn into them for exactly two weeks now. what could be the problem
ms10304 Thursday, November 18, 2010
I have severe ear blockage when i got up after a sleep.This problem is continuing for the last 15 years or so.If i take elegra and betesonal tablets in the night , i get a immediate relief from this condition.As soon as i stop using these medicines the problem returns.I have consulted several ENT specialists,however no permanent cure is found yet.Is there any way i can get rid of this problem?
rauny Thursday, October 21, 2010
My left ear also had such kind of the problem for almost a year. I don't know the reason since then. But when I swallow, the blockage of the left ear will be relief for a while. It makes me very bother. anyone can help me. Pls send a mail to me Thro'
masatowu Wednesday, March 30, 2011
i woke up this morning and had an ear blockage on my left ear. and i tried all the home remedies but they dont seem to work. and i just went to see a doctor. he only give me ear drops and said i shud come back for syringing on thursday. will this help in any way?
nfino89 Sunday, October 17, 2010
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