Many otolaryngologist patients have the same complaints that the hearing decreased suddenly, although until then nothing much bothered. It turns out that such changes cause sulfur fuses in the ears. What to do? Will hearing not return? This is exactly what will be discussed in the article.
Causes of traffic jams
Those people who have a predisposition to the formation of sulfur plugs, as a rule, suffer from excessive activity of the sebaceous glands, resulting in a large amount of earwax, which accumulates in the auditory canal. Sometimes this is due to neglect of the rules of hygiene or improper cleaning of the ears. The inflammatory process also causes the accumulation of sulfur. The anatomical structure (sinuous and narrow auditory canal) can contribute to the fact that periodically there will be sulfur plugs in the ears. What to do? How to get rid of them, and why the hearing decreases?
Whatever the size and consistency of the cork, it will not affect the hearing, while there is even the slightest gap between it and the ear canal. But sooner or later there is a sharp decrease in hearing, because the plug has swelled and blocked the passage. In this case, you must urgently go to see a specialist. After examination and diagnosis, remove ear plugs by rinsing, which is painless.
How to remove the sulfur plug?
You can proceed to the procedure immediately after a doctor's examination.It should not be feared, since it does not completely injure the ear, and therefore does not deliver painful sensations. Washing of ears from sulfur plugs is carried out even to infants. Despite the simplicity of the procedure, do not risk doing it yourself, as there are limitations. For example, when there is otitis in addition to the plug, which led to perforation of the tympanic membrane. In this situation, the doctor solves the problem in a "dry" way, removing the stopper with a special tool or dissolving it with medication.
How is the washing done?
When there are no contraindications, and nothing prevents the removal of the plug with water, the procedure takes no more than ten minutes. So, if you have sulfur fuses in your ears, what should you do? It is natural not to let the situation out on its own, but to seek help from a specialist. To wash the ear, the doctor uses a large syringe without a needle and water (or saline solution) at room temperature.The patient tilts his head over the hooked to the ear, while a nurse or doctor pours fluid into the ear canal. Under pressure of water, a sulfur plug jumps out. Depending on the consistency of sulfur, one to three washing sessions are required. If after several procedures there are still sulfur fuses in the ears, what should I do? In such situations, a solution of hydrogen peroxide will help. It is necessary for a few days to dig it in the ears, in order for the sulfuric mass to soften. As a rule, after this problem with the removal of traffic jams does not occur. Immediately the patient regains hearing, the feeling of congestion and discomfort disappears.