A 37-year-old member asked:
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what is the purpose of ear wax?

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Dr. Anita Sinha
16 years experience Pediatrics
Protection: Ear wax is important in providing protection to the ear and can trap dust and other material that may enter the ear canal.
Answered on Oct 4, 2018

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