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I have an iverabundance of ear wax that even falls out of my ears. I clean them regularly, but it is orange red..what could this be?

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Do not obsess about your ears. Wax is a natural substance which protects the canal skin. It moistens the skin it repels water fights infection and should be left alone. The fact that you clean your ears regularly means that you're irritating your canal skin and the ear just makes more wax. When it gets to the very outside you can remove it safely but never go in the hole.
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What are ear waxes made out of?

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Ear wax is the ears natural way of protecting the skin of the ear canal from infection and other types of damage. The wax actually has a natural pH (acidity) that prevents bacteria and fungus from growing in the ear canal. If you scrape the wax away and leave the skin uncovered, then you are at a higher likelihood of getting and external ear infection which can be quite painful. Hope this helps!
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Is it safe to pick out ear waxes?

Ear Wax

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Ear wax is the ears natural way of protecting the skin of the ear canal from infection and other types of damage. The wax actually has a natural pH (acidity) that prevents bacteria and fungus from growing in the ear canal. If you scrape the wax away and leave the skin uncovered, then you are at a higher likelihood of getting and external ear infection which can be quite painful. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Mike J. Bowman answered:

How often are you supposed to pick out ear waxes?

As needed

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Best not to pick out the ears, you risk injury or impacting the wax. Clean the ears with peroxide followed by a drop of mineral oil. Or you can use an OTC wax kit. If you try that for a week without improvement, see your ENT.
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I heard it is dangerous to pick out ear waxes with Q-tips. Is this true?

Ear Wax / Q-tips

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Ear wax is the ears natural way of protecting the skin of the ear canal from infection and other types of damage. The wax actually has a natural pH (acidity) that prevents bacteria and fungus from growing in the ear canal. If you scrape the wax away and leave the skin uncovered, then you are at a higher likelihood of getting and external ear infection which can be quite painful. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Nick Debnath answered:

Is dark red ear wax a sign of infection?

No

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Most likely old blood from dry skin or digital trauma. See your doctor to be sure.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

I have an unusual amount of dark colored ear wax in one ear. Is this ear infected?

Maybe not

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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.
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Dark brown ear wax balls coming out by themselves from the right ear of my 3 month old baby girl. Normal or infection?

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like earwax rather than an infection.red flag if with fever,fussy,runny nose, coughing etc. persistent drainage from the ear need to be checked for possible ear infection.
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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?

Not necessarily

Ear wax or cerumen has many colors. Sometimes it is yellow o white but frequently it is dark brown. If there are no other symptoms suggestive of infection, it is unlikely to be an infection.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

for many years my ears are always soaking wet and itchy, I use a cotton bud and they smell bad with orange colour but my doc says there is no wax

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First stop poking into your ear canals since it will only make things worse. Second see your doctor to get either an antifungal or antibiotic (with or without cortisone) drop to stop the infection. After the problem has been controlled, if you find water in your ear canals after showering or swimming, put a drop of rubbing alcohol to dry them up.
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