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No ear wax, ear pain, pressure in temples

I have been having this foggy brain/head pressure thing for quite some time now.  I catch myself holding my nose and blowing air out my ears to try to get some relief.  Sometimes I can blow air out continuously, and other times I can not blow any.  I also have developed some nasty tmj-like noises and pains...but i feel so stuffy at times too.  I feel worse pressure if i bend over.  As mentioned in the title I have no ear wax....and have not had for weeks.  I really find it hard to concentrate with this problem...don't know if it related to anxiety or something else...but it has been consistent for several months...I have been to ENT/headache doc/etc...tried nasal spray, had clear sinus xray, tried zyrtec, nothing but prednisone helped.   Blood CBCs are normal.  Could this be an infection - bacterial or fungal?   I have only clear drainage from time to time.  Please help if you have any experience to share that can assist me.   This pressure and heavy head sensation is terrible!
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Hi,

I have the same thing as you.  I havent had any ear wax for some time now and feel foggy etc.  Previously when I'm normal, I would have loads of WAX from my ears.
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I went to a specialist too and was told i had no ear wax or ear hair which we are all supposed to have to catch dirt etc. i was given steroids and told i had a type of "swimmers ear". I have to put swimmers putty in my ears everytime i shower. I don't take baths or go swimming either.
She said no water in my ears at all and to blow-dry them on low after showering too. I have done this for 2 months now and have hair and wax in my right ear but not my left yet. The pain and foggyness is gone as well. She said I would probably have to do this for 3 or 4 months. I hope this helps you both.
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thats interesting to know... my ent has said anything about ear hairs or why i have less to no ear wax...  might try it out as you suggested.  your foggyness is gone??? how is it related to the ear hairs?
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Ei, I'm new here in Saudi Arabia and now I have the same problem. When I was in the Philippines, everything was normal. Things just changed when I came here. I'm thinking because of the dry weather or because I'm taking frequent baths. Sometimes, I'm also thinking it's because of stress. But could that really make a effect on your ears producing ear wax?! I haven't consulted ENT yet. Hope someone could share any info on what to do and what to expect.. Thanks a lot! (scraven_mark***@****)
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my leftear has foggyness and my right is fine when i was using q-tips is was cleaning out my right is was full of wax and my left none
so i guess you need wax for your ears
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