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A 40-year-old female asked:

how do i remove impacted earwax?

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Dr. Keith Goldstein
Occupational Medicine 39 years experience
Remove earwax: Cerumen is easily removed with any of the over the counter devices available at most pharmacies. The easiest is an ear syringe which is a rubber bulb that can be filled with body temperature tap water and gently squirted into the ear so as to wash the wax out. If the wax has dried and "impacted", using a product such as ceruminex before hand can soften the wax and enable it to be washed out.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
See ENT: But your pharmacist may help with Cerumenex for many lesser collections.

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