A 43-year-old female asked:
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can impacted ear wax cause sharp pains in temple?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cerumen impaction: It is possible especially if there is pressure or damage of the tympanic membrane. The best way to tell if your temple pain is due to the impacted was, is to have the Wax removed professionally and safely by your ENT. NEVER use Q-tip or a cotton tip applicator for ear cleaning as it will pack the was even deeper in the ear canal.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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