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.
Symptoms Of Ear Wax Blockages
- Feeling of fullness in ear
- 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 Ear wax
In order to diagnose a buildup of ear wax, 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