A 36-year-old male asked:
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My doc said I have hard secretions behind my eardrum that cannot be irrigated out. How do I get rid of it?

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Dr. John Christophel
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May need an ear tube: See an ENT
Answered on May 21, 2015

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