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Re: Ear infections

Postby SGBoyxxx » Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:05 pm

Oh man, this remind me two years back if I can recall. Is very irritating and painful disrupt my sleep and daily life, went to neighbourhood clinic still cannot heal and went to polytechnic. Finally it heal I even book appointment at Tan Kok Seng Hospital online to see ear specialist.

Basically the Specialist told me why I happen got ear inflection perhaps due to swimming. I told him I swim a lot. He told me the water get into the ear and perhaps infected my ear. He told me always dry the ear , no need use those cotton butt. In fact is not advisable to use , basically if want just clean the outer layer don't push deep inside or else the wax will go deep. In fact I do read about it that ear wax is a protection layer for the ear.

In the end he give me " ear toilet " suck out those dirty wax. Feel great the feeling lol. He even told me now listen more clearly right? " joke with me " . Total cost man is 100+ stated " ear toilet "

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Re: Ear infections

Postby craighouston » Sun, 31 Jul 2016 9:44 pm

Hey guys! go to a normal clinic first and get referral to hospital for the 'ear toilet'. cheaper that way..! i always go to Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital (lesser people anyways! haah)

https://www.ktph.com.sg/

Key point here is - get a referral from the local doc first!

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Re: Ear infections

Postby SGBoyxxx » Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:12 pm

I wonder clinic provide " ear toilet " service?

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Re: Ear infections

Postby craighouston » Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:23 pm

SGBoyxxx wrote:I wonder clinic provide " ear toilet " service?


They do. But they use the manual method aka the SUPER large syringe and pump chlorhexidine into your ear to manually and 'painfully' clear the ear wax. Good thing is, you can actually see all the ear wax in the kidney dish afterwards! It'll be a nice view.

Doctors usually avoid this and just use the might of the pen to refer you to a hospital of your choice.

You may have a slight headache afterwards. I get it all the time and the doc will prescribe some anti biotics.

You will hear the crisp sound of the crickets and leaves clearly for a few days!

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Re: Ear infections

Postby jessie_t82 » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:07 pm

I used to get this so often back when I was living in England. I put the blame on the pollen (always worse in Spring). The GP prescribed me with Otomize ear spray (not drops). It was so effective. It really dried up the ear. It's prescription-only though


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