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How can impacted ear wax be removed?

Carefully by an ENT

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If it's impacted 9 times out of 10 it was pushed in by a well intentioned q-tip. Removing impacted wax is bread and butter for an ENT doctor. We have the proper skill and equipment. Anything that you try has the risk of further aggravating your ear leading to worsening impaction and risking infection and pain. Do nothing and contact an ENT doctor for help.
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What are ear waxes made out of?

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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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. Jonathan Owens answered:

How do I get impacted ear wax removed?

Ear wash

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There are over-the-counter ear wash kits available which are frequently successful in removing impacted wax. If this is unsuccessful, see your PCP or an ENT to have the ears cleaned.
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How can you fix impacted ear wax?

You can't

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Your Physician, or an ENT Specialist can. Wax can be softened and carefully removed by the doctor. Call now for an appointment.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel answered:

How can I tell if I have impacted ear wax? What are the symptoms?

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Impacted wax in the ear canal often leads to pressure, fullness and sometimes a conductive hearing loss. Before you do anything, see an ENT doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Theodore T. Wu answered:

What are some ways to clean out impacted ear wax? I can only hear out of one side since cleaning my ears out this morning? It doesn't hurt. 

Ear Wax

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You can try Debrox drops over the counter for a few days. Eventually, the wax will soften and fall out of your eye in a big gooey glob. If this does not work after a week, call your primary doctor and he or she can flush out your ear canal.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel answered:

How do I remove impacted ear wax?

You don't

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Impacted ear canal wax is not so easy to remove. If it has been documented that you have such a problem, using hydrogen peroxide 4 times a day for a week will usually liquify the wax so it can easily be irrigated with warm water. An ENT doctor is the most experienced doctor to evaluate this problem.
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