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A 40-year-old female asked:

How do i remove impacted earwax?

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Dr. Keith Goldstein
40 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
surgery 57 years experience
See ENT: But your pharmacist may help with Cerumenex for many lesser collections.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How to remove earwax?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Don't: Ear wax or cerumen is modified sweat and is secreted by glands in the ear canal. The wax is beneficial and is protective. Wax always migrates from inside to outside and that is why instrumentation will usually push it back into the ear canal and impact it against the ear drum. If the wax build up causes hearing loss, fullness and pressure, please go to an ENT doc. In summary do not clean wax.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
You can help lessen wax buildup by putting H2O2 nightly , plugged it with cotton and in AM you will see the liquid wax.
Apr 16, 2014

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