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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Rosie | 2018/10/25

Q.

Too much ear medicine

I was given some prescription ear medicine for what my doctor thinks may be thrush in my ear. I was SUPPOSED to be given two drops morning/afternoon and night, one every thirty seconds, but unfortunately today my mother didn't listen to me after I told her the second drop was already in and proceeded to put in too much, blocking my ear back up (it had previously been blocked before my doctor syringed it and discovered the supposed thrush) and undoing any progress. Now my question is, how do I get it re-unblocked? Am I just going to have to accept that my ear may be permanently blocked?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert
- 2018/10/25

Eardrops wont block your ear on a permanent basis - it will be absorbed into the skin and it will settle. You can always try flush it out with warm (luke) water in a syringe very gently into your ear to flush it - but dont squeeze hard and dont have it too warm or cool.

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