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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
Don't recommend: To be sure, see an ENT who can remove it thoroughly and verify that nothing else is wrong. ...Read more
My 11 year old daughter has a an earwax blockage in her left ear. We can't really go to the doctors. Is there any home remedies for it?
Dissolve it: There are a variety of earwax dissolving solutions sold over the counter.(I find it at the dollar store occasionally)These are ear drops, instilled into the affected ear while the kid lies on her side and left to soak for a few minutes. Over time these can soften the was and it may run out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had unilateral hearing loss for five years. During this time the ear affected has produced no earwax. Why? A blockage maybe?
May be unrelated: First it is important to determine the cause of your unilateral hearing loss. A deep plug of impacted wax could be a cause, but you need a thorough exam, complete hearing evaluation, and professional assessment of these results. It would be a mistake to assume the hearing loss is due to wax blockage. The loss of hearing in one ear can be a signal of more serious conditions and needs evaluation. ...Read more
No: The baby oil is really not going to help. ...Read more
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