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A 48-year-old female asked:

My daughter of 12's ear was blocked. she took an earbud to try to remove some earwax, and now it is totally blocked. i inserted a drop of baby oil to see if it will help loosen it ladt night but it is still blocked. can you please give advice.

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Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
See your doctor: Cleaning the ear canal can be dangerous as it can lead to injury of the ear canal itself or even puncturing the ear drum. This can lead to hearing loss or impairment. It is always best to leave ear wax removal to physicians.
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