ENT Head & Neck Surgery Center

Rm 02, 5/F., Kai Seng Commerical Centre,
4-6 Hankow Road, TST Kln, HK
(near Kowloon Hotel)
Tel: (852) 3100 0555
Fax: (852) 3100 0556

Lawrence Chow / ENT Doctor

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Ear Problems

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Ear Problems


Are you in the habit of ignoring your ear problems?


Maybe these problems just resolve themselves away so you feel no need to ask an ENT specialist. But that’s courting disaster. If you do this every time you feel something is wrong with your ear, your problem will grow worse, and you just can’t solve it by medicating.


Although ear, throat, sinusitis and other ENT problems are not fatal, they can disrupt your day to day activities. If you find yourself constantly plagued by such problems, you need to consult with an ENT specialist so that he can prescribe the proper health measures to deal with the problem.


Your ear is composed of the outer ear, the ear canal and the eardrum. You can hear sounds when the sound waves hit your eardrum. Vibrations in your inner ear are created enabling you to hear sounds. If there is any hindrance in this process, you will have hearing problems.


Some of the common ear diseases are perforated eardrum, otitis media, Meniere’s disease, cholesteatoma, mastoiditis, and swimmer’s ear. Most of these problems are caused by ear infections. For instance, when bacteria or fungus grows in water that is trapped in your ear passageway, you are liable to get swimmer’s ear.


You can tell if you have an ear problem if you experience some of the following things:


  • Severe ear pain
  • Smelly ear discharge
  • Blockage in the ear
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Constant fever
  • Rumbling inside ears
  • Partial hearing loss


You can prevent any of these symptoms by taking care of your ears every day. Personal hygiene is a key to avoiding diseases and that includes caring for your eyes, ears, nose and throat. Gentle cleaning is what your ears require. You cannot just poke an ear cleaner inside your ears and expect no damage.


ENT specialists recommend that you do not insert the ear cleaner up to the end of your ear canal when cleaning your ears. You are liable to puncture your ear drums if you do. It is enough to just clean the outer portions of your ear canal, so that no amount of ear wax stays there more than it should.


The cotton ear buds sold in drugstores and health stores are perfect for cleaning your ears. They are specifically designed for ear cleaning and are made of soft cotton buds that are gentle and soft to your ears.


Don’t forget the work of an ENT specialist. They are there for a reason. These ear experts know how your ear works and how to restore their full function if you experience ear problems. Never let your ear problem go worse. At the first sign of an ear problem, consult an ENT specialist.





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