Ear Wax - by ENT Specialist Bangalore Dr Prateek Nayak

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Ear Wax- Do you have Ear wax
What are the causes of wax?
What are the problems due to wax
How is wax treated.
Dr Prateek Nayak Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgery presents on this common problem of ear wax

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  • Your slideshow is also referenced on the BLOG(in more of group ) of 'Hardy's Corner' .
    http://hardys-corner.blogspot.com/2011/01/ear-wax-by-ent-specialist-bangalore-dr.html
    Thank you in advance for your visit.. Warm greetings from France. Have a wonderful weekend ! Bernard
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Ear Wax - by ENT Specialist Bangalore Dr Prateek Nayak

  1. 1. Ear Wax Dr Prateek Nayak Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgery http://my.opera.com/prateeknayak/blog/
  2. 2. What is Ear Wax? <ul><li>Ear wax or Cerumen is produced by glands in the outer 1/3 of the ear canal </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common causes of ear wax accumulation <ul><li>Use of ear buds[ Q tips] </li></ul><ul><li>This is the most common cause of ear wax problem </li></ul><ul><li>In an attempt to clean the ear, wax is pushed in deep into the ear canal and accumulates. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common causes of ear wax accumulation <ul><li>Use of pins/ match sticks/rolled napkin corners etc to itch ear/'clean' ears </li></ul>
  5. 5. Common causes of ear wax accumulation <ul><ul><li>Using ear plugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing aid users </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Common causes of ear wax accumulation <ul><ul><li>Structural variations in ear canal producing narrow/collapsed outer ear canal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swellings in outer ear canal- eg an osteoma </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Ear wax problem? <ul><li>You may have ear wax problem if:- </li></ul><ul><li>You have used ear buds/other objects in your ear </li></ul><ul><li>You use ear plugs </li></ul><ul><li>You use ear phones </li></ul><ul><li>You have narrow ear canals </li></ul><ul><li>Bony swellings in ear canal </li></ul>
  8. 8. Picture of Ear Wax cast <ul><li>Ear wax removed </li></ul><ul><li>from a patient with ear pain </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are the symptoms of Wax? <ul><li>Ear Blockage </li></ul><ul><li>Ear Fullness </li></ul><ul><li>Ear Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Ear Discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Ear Itching </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing loss </li></ul><ul><li>Dizziness </li></ul><ul><li>Tinnitus [sounds in ear] </li></ul>
  10. 10. What should you do for ear wax? <ul><li>Prevention is better </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT insert objects into your ear canal </li></ul><ul><li>Visit an ENT specialist in your locality if you have any of the symptoms listed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ear Examination <ul><li>The ENT specialist may examine your ears with </li></ul><ul><li>Headlight </li></ul><ul><li>Otoscope </li></ul><ul><li>Microscope </li></ul><ul><li>Endoscope </li></ul>
  12. 12. How is Ear wax treated? <ul><li>Wax may sometimes need to be softened with medications before it is removed </li></ul><ul><li>ENT specialists use various methods to remove wax </li></ul><ul><li>Syringing </li></ul><ul><li>Suction cleaning under microscope </li></ul><ul><li>Microforceps removal </li></ul><ul><li>Removal with ear probes or scoops ,hooks </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wax Removal Methods <ul><li>Using Headlight and </li></ul><ul><li>Microforceps </li></ul><ul><li>Wax probes </li></ul><ul><li>Wax removal scoops </li></ul><ul><li>Wax removal hooks </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wax Removal Methods <ul><li>Using microscope and </li></ul><ul><li>Microinstruments </li></ul><ul><li>Suction </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You <ul><li>Dr Prateek Nayak </li></ul><ul><li>MBBS MS ENT[ AIIMS] DNB ENT </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://my.opera.com/prateeknayak/blog/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://drprateeknayak.webs.com </li></ul>

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