I had *JUST* cleaned my right ear to nearly unclogged, and now it’s clogging back up.

Perhaps I should visit the doctor….

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Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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  1. ufdraco says:

    Just my experience, I’m not actually recommending you do anything…

    My guess is that unless it’s clogging with blood or some other seriously messed up bodily fluid, he’d probably give you ear drops and/or have you wait it out.

    I had my ears clog up once and after using the over-the-counter eardrops and stuff, I eventually broke down and used Q-tips (which you’re not supposed to, I know) to clean out the ear myself until it stopped filling up with fluid–which it eventually did. Then again, I wear hearing aids, so the fact that the ear drops didn’t work better might just be an idiosyncracy.

  2. alchemist says:

    I expect it’ll clear up soon – it’s 90% wax, and the Q-Tip pulls out less each time. it’s just a bitch, ’cause I’m not used to being mostly unable to hear on that side of my head. And it’s gonna drive Renee batshit, talking to me, and me not actually hearing – instead of me hearing, and just not paying attention.

  3. sherahi says:

    Hon, do NOT put Qtips in there! It really physically can mess things up!

    If you’re actually experiencing so much ‘clogging feeling’ that your hearing is compromised, that is a sign that you need to see the doc. Its likely an infection and that needs to be treated. So go to a walkin clinic type place, ‘urgent care’ type facility and see if you can get it taken care of. But don’t keep putting stuff in there, it will likely make any infection worse, and you could cause permenent damage… K?

  4. alchemist says:

    I am well aware of the risks and dangers.

    I’m wondering if it’s not swimmer’s ear – although I ahve no idea how I might have gotten it.

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