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How can impacted ear wax be removed?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Carefully by an ENT

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.

In brief: Carefully by an ENT

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.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Definitely

It can be lavaged (washed out) or in more severe cases, manually taken out.

In brief: Definitely

It can be lavaged (washed out) or in more severe cases, manually taken out.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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