stop using the q tip immediately, and don't put any water in! the water might get trapped within the clogged wax and cause fungal infection.
get eardrops from a pharmacy instead. i've included a link to the one i bought when i had the same problem the last time. but i must tell you even though it's supposed to soften the hardened earwax, it still takes a few days. i was deaf on one ear for three days! but it'll get better/you'll get used to the deafness =p
it says somewhere in one of the links i've included that you can use olive oil as well. not too sure how much that works though but wax should dissolve in fat solvents.
and if it doesn't get better after three days, go to the doctor, they'll use this pump to suck all the wax out, quite similar to how they suck phlegm from small kids' throats.
get well soon!