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07 Apr 2006

Blocked ear
I have a problem. Every time I bath and place my head under the water, my one ear becomes blocked. I don't know if it's water or maybe build up of wax. It takes about three days to clear out. Please help. Is there something I can use that can clean my ear out with if it’s because of wax build up that becomes worse due to warm water?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Luds
Don't put any earbuds etc in your ear - you can use Waxol to soften the wax and then ask your GP to rinse out your ears. Remember that ear wax is water soluble - so everytime you wash your hair, the wax softens and comes out anyway. You may have a plug that just needs removal now.
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