Help I have a blocked ear.

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  • vizviz Frets: 4411
    edited January 13
    Hope you get it sorted! Do you feel dizzy? Have you vomited?
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  • adamm82adamm82 Frets: 275
    Sadly a waste of time. Arrived at the walk in and they said they were not taking anyone but then said I could see the nurse. Waited a few hours saw the nurse and tells me she doesn’t have the equipment to do it. ‘Make an appointment next week’

    might have to find a private place to go do it.
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  • I think Specsavers does microsuction at about. 35 quid per ear. Might be worth trying if there a branch near you...
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 756
    Forget the walk in....its saved me in the past but its not the future...keep with the oil, you might be surprised, make sure you put it in at night with a bit of cotton wool to stop it getting out....too much of that Otex stuff WILL give you an infection.

    as above....look up your nearest micro suction, its the best way, put oil in both ears and no doubt they will clean the other one while you're there.

    Good Luck.....I SAID GOOD LUCK ;-) 


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  • adamm82adamm82 Frets: 275
    I went to the GP on Monday and they said it looks like I had a mild infection that is heaing and there isn’t much wax.

    though I flushed my ears out with saline solution on the weekend. He told me to stop using drops and give it time.

    today it’s really sore and my ear is going all crusty I assume from all the drops
    and stuff. today is probably the worst pain wise I’ve had. I am not touching it anymore but it’s driving me crazy 
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 7227
    adamm82 said:
    I went to the GP on Monday and they said it looks like I had a mild infection that is heaing and there isn’t much wax.

    though I flushed my ears out with saline solution on the weekend. He told me to stop using drops and give it time.

    today it’s really sore and my ear is going all crusty I assume from all the drops
    and stuff. today is probably the worst pain wise I’ve had. I am not touching it anymore but it’s driving me crazy 
    You can try anti allergy nasal spray.  It will help your ears drain inside so the infection can clear.

    but if it’s worse go back and don’t hold off from telling them it’s an emergency to get in quicker.  

    Coincidentally, mine are also blocked and sore today so I think mine are playing up again.


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  • adamm82adamm82 Frets: 275
    I am begging to suspect it is vaping that may have caused this. I have no proof but I’ll never suffered this before. Hope not it’s keeping me off the cigs as they are too expensive. And can’t face to quit completely right now. 
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  • adamm82adamm82 Frets: 275
    I had severe pain last night and woke up with blood coming out my ear. 

    Going to hospital now. Just posting this to take my mind off the pain.

    if I don’t make it my wife will list my guitars on the classifieds later. 
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 948
    randella said:
    p90fool said:

    Don’t put anything larger than your elbow in your ear. 
    Thanks a bunch, I've just tried this, now I've tied myself in a knot and I'm having to type this with my nose... 
    Probably needs clarifying.

    if(pokeyThing.size >= (new Elbow()).size)
    {
        try
        {
            bool result = TryInsertPokeyThing(pokeyThing);
        }
        catch(PokeyThingException ex)
        {
            throw new Exception("Don't put your actual elbow in your ear, you'll have to type with your nose.");
        }
    }
    Pseudocode humour, I didn't realise until I signed up here how many guitarists are also IT Professionals! :lol:
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 4397
    adamm82 said:
    I had severe pain last night and woke up with blood coming out my ear. 

    Going to hospital now. Just posting this to take my mind off the pain.

    if I don’t make it my wife will list my guitars on the classifieds later. 
    Blimey. Good luck, hope it’s nothing too serious.  :o
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 1699
    "I told you I was ill!" - Spike Milligan.

    Best wishes, matey, hope they sort you out.

    Grown most uncommonly fat!
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1530
    Pseudocode humour, I didn't realise until I signed up here how many guitarists are also IT Professionals! :lol:

    More accurate: how many guitarists who use the interwebs are also IT professionals. :) OP: best wishes for a speedy recovery! I had a terrible ear episode last year after swimming on my holibobs, went deaf in both ears, ended up having antibiotics and seeing a doc daily for over a week (bit unsure about the necessity of the last bit, but his soft-top Porsche and Maserati [for when it rains] will admittedly not pay for themselves).
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3119
    My old Dad has the Lughole WaxBerg problem. He's been waiting for months for the GP/District Nurse to sort it out - the saga is on a par with the Monty Python Cheese Shop sketch.

    Went to one of the private walk-in centres, saw a doctor (on-time !) - who sorted him out with warm water & syringe (he had been on the Olive oil for 3 months).

    She told him to use olive oil no more than once a week now he's clear.
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

    Feedback
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  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 1453

    Hope you are OK.


    What did they say?


    Just a suggestion, but when I had this the only thing that would take the edge off the pain was one of those gel packs meant for bad backs - heat it in the microwave and hold it against your ear (just be careful not to burn yourself, or that it doesn't burst all of a sudden like the one I used!). The heat seemed to alleviate some of the pressure and reduce the pain.


    I would imagine that if it's got bad enough to head to A&E the hospital will probably have a better suggestion but if you're still in a state, give the above a try.


    All the best!

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    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 756
    edited January 17
    Dude...I told you !...forget the ear flushing, trust me Ive done all this over the last 3 months...you have probably aggravated the infection and now its exposed, GP's are not ENT specialists.  You need a specialist rapid, as they did me, they will most likely give you antibiotic drops, then something stronger for the infection, Im now 6 weeks into treatement and its just showing signs of getting better.

    Good luck...I know its really frustrating...

    Oh....can you list the guitars just in case ;-)


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  • CarewCarew Frets: 8
    lay down on your side and get someone to poor olive oil into your ear and fill it up,  leave it there for 20mins.
    pedal fiend
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 941
    edited January 18
    So what do we reckon then, these guitars available?  

    Seriously though hope you get sorted ASAP mate. 
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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 3329
    Carew said:
    lay down on your side and get someone to poor olive oil into your ear and fill it up,  leave it there for 20mins.
    Dont pour anything in your ear...imho

    Ive tried em all, and they generally dont work. I suffer with this and have a block starting as I type.

    Here is the solution.

    1. Gently put some hibiscrub in your ear with a cotton wool bud

    2. Wet the bud and add the water to your ear

    3. Lie on yur side and let it run in

    Twice a day. Infection gone.

    Guaranteed.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hibiscrub-Health-Care-500-ml/dp/B001AV4C20/ref=sr_1_1/258-8189727-7316261?ie=UTF8&qid=1516260542&sr=8-1&keywords=hibiscrub
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  • adamm82adamm82 Frets: 275
    Thanks everyone. I am never putting anything or touching my ear again. The antibiotics seem to be kicking in and the painkillers are helping so hopefully in a few days it will get better.

    worst kind of pain I have felt. 
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 756
    Dude I would still see a specialist....mine seemed ok but I still had an infection ...


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  • notanonnotanon Frets: 170
    The biggest hassle I have is that I will scratch my ear with my little finger even in my sleep :-(
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