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How to get ear wax out of my ear canal?

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Dr. Barry Marged
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Not with Q tips: There are softeners which usually facilitate irrigation, but won't remove the wax by itself. Any hard device will push in much of the wax and should be avoided. There are kits to irrigate the wax out. Fam docs usually will irrigate. Ents have more tools at their disposal for nothing-else-working.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See ENT or PCP: For ear wax irrigation and removal. Routine procedure safe and predictable. Good luck.

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Last updated May 25, 2019

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