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A 29-year-old male asked:

My ears get blocked as soon as any water enters the canal whenever i shower and that tends to block my hearing. it causes infection as the fluid does not drain, what would i need to do in this instance?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Booked ear: I suspect that there is a wax buildup in your ear canal and the wax softens and swells when it gets wet. A physician or Otolaryngologist can determine whether there is significant wax build up and remove it. If you are able to, I suggest that you wait until things have fully dried before getting examined and treated.
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Last updated Mar 2, 2019

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