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sixty

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Ear wax
« on: April 23, 2019, 07:49:17 PM »
My ears often feel somewhat clogged when I wake up every morning.  I feel like I have to pop my ears because I don't hear as well.  I think it's the lack of moisture affecting the wax which doesn't move as easily because there's not as much moisture, if that makes any sense.  Anyone else experience this?

helloz

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Re: Ear wax
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 08:30:29 AM »
Ya i've had issues with buildup of wax as well.  Interesting theory about it being related to lack of moisture production, makes sense.

irish

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Re: Ear wax
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 09:57:33 PM »
It absolutely is related to lack of moisture. I have an excellent ENT who takes great interest in my Sjogrens. I have haunted him for many years.lol When I see him he usually ends up taking out wax. I have had wax removed by him that was hard enough to form to the inside of the ear. Almost like a mold for an Easter egg.

I have such itchy ears at times and also have soreness on the inside of my ears that I think is from the lack of moisture. My ears always feel better when doc gives me some drops to put in occasionally that moisten and treat inflammation or the soreness. Irish

sixty

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Re: Ear wax
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 11:27:50 PM »
That's nice to know Irish.  Thanks for replying and sharing your experience.  I will remember to visit an ENT in the future if my comfort and hearing are affected much more.

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Re: Ear wax
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 04:35:32 AM »
I forget the Name of it, but there is a liquid at the drug store that you put in your ear to ?melt? the wax. I use it every now and then and it works.
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Liz D.

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Re: Ear wax
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 06:00:19 AM »
I think that drug store liquid drops for your ears is called Debrox.
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