A couple of weeks ago I noticed that when I 'resurfaced' in the bath, the water in my right ear wouldn't drain away, and I needed to gently slap my ear to get it to drain out. This got worse, and then started to happen in my left ear. Tonight, I just could not 'unblock' my ear at all. This was the first site I came across, and the solution I used worked in 5 minutes flat! Using the kids medicine syringe, I filled my ear with olive oil (extra virgin, I don't know if that makes a difference)I laid on the bed on my side to keep it in for 2 minutes, then went to the bathroom, and filled a measuring jug with hot (not boiling!)water. Then I used the syringe to shoot the water up into my ear. I could actually feel the wax ball after 7 or 8 squirts, and rather grossly, it actually fell out on its own! I cannot believe the size of the ball, but can fully understand now how my hearing was poor. Same for the other ear, now I can hear clearly again. From now on, I'll rinse my ears every time I shower as suggested.
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