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Ear Wax Removal
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
I can't hear well. Pple have to repeat on me. Hearing tests show perfect hearing. Have had ear wax removals. Nthing. Still cant hear What could it be?
See doc.: If auditory testing is normal but "hearing" is bad I would suggest you see your primary care doc or neurologist to evaluate more central lesions - i.e. brain - that could cause this. ...Read more
Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal. Sometimes patients have small ear canals and have trouble with the wax buildup. See your doctor. We have patients who come into out office quite frequently for wax removal. Avoid ear candling. No proven benefit. ...Read more
I have really bad pain in ear (all nite and today)following ear wax removal by dr. Should I be worried?
I had a plugged ear due to ear wax build up. My dr said to use the dermox ear wax removal system. I was able to unplug the ear that was 3 days ago?
ENT doc: If you can't unplug it by yourself, you'll have to see an ENT doc to clean the wax out. ...Read more
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