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Dark Colored Ear Wax
Maybe not: A person with an ear infection usually has some pain or other discomfort in the ear. Changes in the amount of ear wax cannot tell if there is or is not an infection. Excessive ear wax can hold moisture in the ear canal (after swimming, after showers) and lead to a "swimmers' ear" skin infection of the ear canal. A primary care doctor or ENT doctor can remove the earwax and examine the ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more
Normal variant: Normal variant. Follow these guidelines: http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-careGet a more detailed answer ›
Ear mites it says NO but what else could be living in my ear, i feels like it is stuck or attached when i try to get out also darker ear wax ?
Pain in my left ear,wax accumulates and gets hard and dark in the opening of the ear canal,cannot even remove it easily,but doesn’t fall from that ear?
Dark brown ear wax balls coming out by themselves from the right ear of my 3 month old baby girl. Normal or infection?
My 6 month old has dark brown ear wax in her right ear. We were just at the dr for her check up, no problems. Could it be an infection w/o a fever?
I found a large amount of dark red/brown earwax in the outside of my ear, on one side, and usually only get the dry flaky wax, what does this mean?
Ear wax may need: to be cleaned out by your doctor. Please see him/her to rule out other possibilities also. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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