About Ear Wax

Producing ear wax is normal and healthy. Ear wax helps prevent infections of the ear canals. Ears are self-cleaning and rarely does ear wax need to be removed.  Under no circumstances should you routinely use q-tips to clean your ears. Q-tips can push the wax deeper into the ear and also cause ear infections. 

Earbuds and q-tips can prevent our earwax from evacuating our ears naturally.

Symptoms Of Earwax Blockages

  • Feeling of fullness in ear
  • Earaches
  • Hearing loss
  • Ringing in ears
  • If the wax is not properly removed, an infection can develop that can lead to pain and fever.

Treatment For Earwax

In order to diagnose a buildup of earwax, your doctor will need to look in your ear with a special magnifying instrument called an otoscope. Once the problem has been located, the wax buildup can be removed a couple of different ways:

  • With a small curved instrument called a curet
  • Suction

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