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Why do I get earwax in only one of my ears?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ear Wax

Both ears are making wax.
If you have damaged the skin lining the ear canal (with q-tips), the wax may not migrate on one side as efficiently as on the other - causing a build up.

In brief: Ear Wax

Both ears are making wax.
If you have damaged the skin lining the ear canal (with q-tips), the wax may not migrate on one side as efficiently as on the other - causing a build up.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleeping on it

If you sleep on your ear it can prevent the ear from clearing and can push the wax in.
If you use a phone in only one ear and press it to the ear this can also cause one sided blockage.

In brief: Sleeping on it

If you sleep on your ear it can prevent the ear from clearing and can push the wax in.
If you use a phone in only one ear and press it to the ear this can also cause one sided blockage.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Every ear different

Ears are all different, some produce more wax than others or are narrower or wider than others.
Both ears produce wax, as is normal, you are just noticing it more on one side. Nothing to worry about, unless you get infections related to this (foul smell, liquid drainage or crusting, or hearing loss).

In brief: Every ear different

Ears are all different, some produce more wax than others or are narrower or wider than others.
Both ears produce wax, as is normal, you are just noticing it more on one side. Nothing to worry about, unless you get infections related to this (foul smell, liquid drainage or crusting, or hearing loss).
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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