Eustachian tube blockage

Why has my ear been clogged for days?

A is one possible cause of a clogged ear. Under normal conditions the matter in the blockage finds its own way out, however sometimes, instead of flowing down the throat, fluid and mucus can sometimes become trapped in the middle ear and clog the ear. This blockage usually accompanies an infection, such as the common cold, influenza, or sinusitis. If this fluid dries to become impacted, receiving treatment using micro-suction earwax removal will be your best course of action.

Is dark ear wax bad?

Dark brown or black coloured earwax is typically older, so its colour comes from the dirt and bacteria it has trapped. Adults tend to have darker, harder earwax. Dark brown earwax which is tinged with red may signal a bleeding injury. Light brown, orange or yellow earwax is healthy and normal. However, impacted earwax may be almost any colour. If you find your earwax is causing you problems with hearing in one or both ears, or perhaps affecting your balance, you should visit an audiologist as soon as you can. Being treated with micro-suction will safely and painless relieve your symptoms, restoring the joy of hearing.

What causes ear wax build-up?

In fact, the most common cause of earwax blockage is at-home removal. Using Q-tips, hair grips, or other inappropriate objects in your ear canal can also push wax deeper, further impacting a blockage. You’re also more likely to have wax buildup if you frequently use earphones and ear-buds. An audiologist is really the only person that should be removing earwax in any kind of safe capacity, and the safest of them all is micro-suction.

Should I clean my ears?

Ideally, no; your ear canals shouldn’t need cleaning. But if too much earwax builds up and starts to cause pain or hearing loss symptoms, or it keeps your doctor from doing a proper ear exam, you might have something called cerumen impaction. This means earwax has completely filled your ear canal and it can happen in one or both ears. Your doctor should send you to an audiology clinic nearby for treatment to remove the cerumen impaction. The technique they should employ should be using micro-suction, it’s by far the safest and most pain-free way to have impacted earwax removed.

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