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Plugged up ears

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

Dr. William Ferrar is helping patients with plugged up ears.

Do not insert a Q-tip or bobby pin into the ear to remove wax. This could cause the patient more pain. Often an exam shows the wax impaction which is softened with a 30-minute peroxide soak and then flushed.

At home, lie on the opposite side and put hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol in for a half hour then flush when in the shower with an enema bulb and the warm shower water.

See your doctor if none of those steps help.

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