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What are ear waxes made out of?

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

In brief: Ear Wax

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!

In brief: Ear Wax

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!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. William Lewis
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wax

Wax.

In brief: Wax

Wax.
Dr. William Lewis
Dr. William Lewis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Excretions

excretions and secretions of the lining of the ear canal.
http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-care

In brief: Excretions

excretions and secretions of the lining of the ear canal.
http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-care
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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