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Those of you who have met me are probably nodding in agreement to that, but I did a stupid thing , again.

I suffer bad sinus' and my ears tend to get a little blocked during these times which annoys the crap out of me, so much so, that I once stuck a cotton bud in my ear too far and blocked it completely for ages.

Well! Oops I did it again.

Crook as a dog with the sinus infection which makes one feel ill (and wake up with hangover type symptoms) and i go and do that just to add to my woes. Been blocked really bad for about 3 days now and it's painfull and strange not kowing where the sounds are coning from and a constant sound of the Sea in the right ear.

My names Grumpy and I'm an idiot.

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Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.

 

I was always told, "the only thing you should put in your ear is your elbow".......................same, same I guess, mate. :D

 

Grumps, you need to go pay your quack a visit and let hime/her have a look in there. If it's only wax build up they should be able to wash it out for you. :thumb:

 

Cheers,

 

Keith

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My names Grumpy and I'm an idiot.

 

Mate you are not alone!  ;)

 

anyway the advice by all above to see the quack is sound! ( pun intended )

I suffer sinus sometimes and i know how crap it can make you feel! :(

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if it's wax you have pushed in or around inside numbing your hearing, a drop of olive oil - let it sit in your ear for 15mins with your head tilted upwards

 

mop up excess with a tissue when you straighten your head

 

next day get a 50c plastic syringe from your chemist, stand under the shower and syringe your ears yourself by loading the syringe and squirting in the water quickly making sure the pointy end is located just inside the canal but allowing room for water and wax to exhaust

 

you'll be surprised what comes out - if it's wax 

 

ps - this is not medical advice but doctors will tell you this and I have used with success

also has the benefit that it is much gentler than the doc having to squirt out hardened wax with the big syringe

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Unless you wanna go to the doctor, try thenear wax candles.

I use them a couple of times a year.

The amount of wax and gunk that comes out is disturbing.

It's a safe process and a funny sensation at the same time.

ear_candle.jpg

But someone here will probably have something bad to say about them

:lol:

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Unless you wanna go to the doctor, try thenear wax candles.

I use them a couple of times a year.

The amount of wax and gunk that comes out is disturbing.

It's a safe process and a funny sensation at the same time.

ear_candle.jpg

But someone here will probably have something bad to say about them

:lol:

I'll take two of those candle holders please!

 

 

 

I guess I need to pick up some candles also :unsure:

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Wife gets a bit of sinus trouble.

We use the Bosisto's eucalyptus inhalant with water in one of those oil burners that use the tealight candle.

 

Usually set it going when we go to bed if either of us have a cold, hayfever or sinus problems.

 

We used to use the big steamer, but got tired of cleaning up all the condensation on the windows.

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Just a tip. If you go get a doctor to do it. Don't drive yourself or alternatively leave yourself a minimum 30mins to recover afterwards. It messes with your balance. It's unpleasantly like being drunk.

 

(What's unpleasant about being drunk? Ask a glass of water.)

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Yucky bit ahead.  You have been warned. When I though I was going deaf and my ears were leaking a fluid my GP said his experience was that when he didn't refer an ear patient to a specialist that they ended up going there anyway, just when they were worse and later than was necessary, so he referred me as he did all his ear patients. Golden staph, anyone?  So we got rid of that but it took a specialist with an amazing vcacuum cleaner and antibiotics.  All the wax was removed too, by my GP who used the ear equivalent of an enema.  My GP said there are two types of people: those who want to see the plug of wax once it's removed, and those who don't. Speculation about which class I fall into can now start. Also he said that the ear candles stuff just doesn't work.  I think it's like homeopathy, like-with-like sympathetic magic and I don't believe in magic.  After the specialist did his thing, to get rid of the wax he told me just one product on the market reallly works, and I've found it goes off after about 6 weeks but I still use it because it's more effective than warm water and syringing: http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/product.asp?id=3901&pname=Ear+Clear+Ear+Drops+For+Wax+Removal+12ml

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I bought the ear wax remover next to that one on the shelf at Chemist Warehouse today, CERUMOL along with one of those plastic a ear syringe thingies. Did the drops today an the syringeing - not there yet though

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This probably isn't helpful but that was the one that didn't work for me, as a result of which I went to the GP.  The rest you know.  Except that my GP used me as a test of the new earwash machine that had just arrived, and got the two student doctors to operate it. I felt like charging for being the medical equivalent of an artist's model. 

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