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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have ear wax build up and ive been taking ear was removal but its still there and now i feel a tiny bit of pain. i cant get to the doctor?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Why the question?: Who is in charge of the methods & assistants you select? Generally, keeping cerumen (ear wax) accumulation from becoming a problem is much less complex than you describe (shampoo each time using typically works well). However, if made worse, e.g. with Q-Tips (which are too big, push it deeper & compound accumulation) & can become problematic. Knowledge, tools to see.clear anatomy may now be best.

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