Earwax is a curious thing.Why do we have it? Do we    need it? What’s its  purpose? You may havewondered these things orif...
Earwax is medicallyreferred to as cerumen. It is produced by glands inthe outer ear canal and itspurpose is to trap dust a...
A complete blockage, orimpaction of the ear canal by earwax can happen toanyone. The most common cause is from wax getting...
Earwax blockage can beassociated with a number of symptoms that can be somewhat disturbing to the person experiencing them...
The easiest way to handle an   earwax blockage is to try removing the wax yourself athome. The only time a “homeremedy” sh...
If you have tried a  home remedy andhaven’t seen a change in your symptoms, it may be time to seek  medical treatment.
Your audiologist or medical doctor canthen keep a close eye   on your earwaxproduction and make    sure that an  impaction...
What is Earwax
What is Earwax
What is Earwax
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Earwax impaction is a common problem. It can happen slowly over time with a sudden onset of symptoms that include decreased hearing, dizziness, pain in the ear and/or tinnitus (ringing in the ear). Over-the-counter “home remedies” are an easy solution. If these solutions are not helpful, seeing an Audiologist or ear specialist is the next best step.

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What is Earwax

  1. 1. Earwax is a curious thing.Why do we have it? Do we need it? What’s its purpose? You may havewondered these things orif you haven’t, most any 9year-old boy certainly has.
  2. 2. Earwax is medicallyreferred to as cerumen. It is produced by glands inthe outer ear canal and itspurpose is to trap dust and other small particles tokeep them from travelling toward the eardrum and potentially causing irritation or damage.
  3. 3. A complete blockage, orimpaction of the ear canal by earwax can happen toanyone. The most common cause is from wax getting pushed deep within the ear canal by a q-tip or other object placed in the ear canal, such as bobby pins or car keys.
  4. 4. Earwax blockage can beassociated with a number of symptoms that can be somewhat disturbing to the person experiencing them because often, thesymptoms are sudden and generally do not accompany any other incident.
  5. 5. The easiest way to handle an earwax blockage is to try removing the wax yourself athome. The only time a “homeremedy” shouldn’t be tried is if you have a hole in youreardrum or if an ear, nose and throat physician has placed apressure equalization tube (PE tube) in the eardrum.
  6. 6. If you have tried a home remedy andhaven’t seen a change in your symptoms, it may be time to seek medical treatment.
  7. 7. Your audiologist or medical doctor canthen keep a close eye on your earwaxproduction and make sure that an impaction doesn’t occur in the future.
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