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    ravengurl92 Posts: 295, Reputation: 6
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    Feb 6, 2018, 04:27 PM
    How can I unclog my ear so I can hear?
    My doctor said I had a lot of wax in my ears and recommended some over the counter ear drops to remove it. Last night was my third treatment and I put the drops in one ear and laid on a pillow with that ear facing up for 15 minutes. I then took a shower and let warm water run through my ear. Ever since the treatment, my ear has felt very clogged and my hearing is muffled. It feels like I went swimming and got water trapped in my ear and it won't come out. It's super annoying? Will this go away on its own? If not, what should I do about it?
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    Feb 6, 2018, 05:33 PM
    You could try taking EXTRA time to let your ears drain after a shower, by holding your head side way longer.
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    Feb 7, 2018, 05:18 AM
    Doctors will 'blow' your ears to unclog. It is a draining method and quite safe. I guess your doctor was just too lazy to do it, or forgot it could be done. Why did you lay with the ear facing up. You should have put a towel under your head and laid with ear on the pillow. Letting warm water run through your ear only ascerbates the problem and will do nothing to correct the problem.
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    Feb 7, 2018, 07:30 AM
    Her ear was facing up while the drops were in it.


    Buy a small bulb syringe in any drugstore and fill a bowl with warm water.
    After the 15 minutes letting the drops sit in your ear, gently squirt water in your ear, while leaning over a sink. Do it as many times as you can. If you don't see wax clumps coming out, do it every day for several days. Then, if still nothing, get a nurse at a clinic to do it. Doesn't need a MD.
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    Feb 7, 2018, 08:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ravengurl92 View Post
    I then took a shower and let warm water run through my ear........ It feels like I went swimming and got water trapped in my ear and it won't come out.

    That's exactly what you did.

    Read joypulv above and follow her instructions.

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