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Ear Wax Removal Treatment Racine WI

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Racine, WI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ear wax removal treatment, earwax removal supplies, ear candling, ear drops, and ear cleaners, as well as advice and content on ear wax build-up, ear infections, and hearing loss.

Osco Drug
(262) 637-5603
1122 West Blvd
Racine, WI
 
Lakeview Pharmacy
(262) 632-0520
516 Monument Sq
Racine, WI
 
Aurora Pharmacy
(262) 639-1611
3900 Erie St
Racine, WI
 
Kmart Stores
(262) 658-0902
4100 52nd St
Kenosha, WI
 
Osco Drug
(262) 654-6545
3726 22nd Ave
Kenosha, WI
 
Aurora Pharmacy
(262) 633-0543
2210 Rapids Dr
Racine, WI
 
Walgreen Drug Stores
(262) 639-9240
5005 Douglas Ave
Racine, WI
 
Aurora Pharmacy
(262) 657-4020
4006 Washington Rd
Kenosha, WI
 
Walgreen Drug Stores
(262) 857-9195
7520 118th Ave
Kenosha, WI
 
Aurora Pharmacy
(414) 761-1550
6462 S 27th St
Oak Creek, WI
 

Hearing Loss and Ear Wax

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October 27, 2008: 2:53 pm: Dr. Neil Sudden Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and Ear Wax

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady wrote:

I read your article [" Sudden Hearing Loss Is a Medical Emergency "]Â as I am suffering a single-ear hearing loss. It started two days ago when I woke up. It felt like something was blocking my left ear. It was not very severe though. But today when I woke up, the hearing loss became intense. I read about how to hum and listen to it. I hear the hum louder in the blocked ear, so it’s not a serious problem (according to your article). But the weird thing is that I do not have cold at the moment, so how come that I have a blocked ear? Any suggestions for me?

Although an ear plugged by a cold is one common cause of hearing loss such as you describe, my first reaction is that your sudden hearing loss was likely caused by excess wax in your ear canals. Probably what happened is that a bunch of it fell off the sides of the ear canal and now has blocked off the whole ear canal causing the hearing loss. I’d suggest you have your doctor check out your ear canals and remove any excess wax if he finds any. Hopefully, that will solve your problem.

A few days later this lady confirmed my suspicions. She wrote: “I went to my doctor and he checked my left ear. He said that it was all wax. He told me to pour some warmed olive oil into my left ear and let it soften the wax inside my ear. I did this three times before coming back again the next day. He then performed a suction to my left ear and finally all the wax came out and I can hear very clearly now. He told me to regularly clean my ears to make sure it does not happen again.”

This incident is an example of where the “hum test” (see the above article link) comes in very useful for separating sudden hearing loss conditions that are true emergencies from those that are not. Although scary, sudden hearing loss does not always have dire consequences attached that require immediate treatment. It can be something as simple as ear wax blocking your ear canal. However, if in doubt, seek professional help immediately.

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