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Can cerumen impaction be cured?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fixable non-disease
Cerumen is product of the outer half of the ear canal & will shed spontaneously in most.
For those with a clean ear fetish for self or kids, the process of cramming a qtip in an ear canal can cause this in some who don't have the problem naturally, pusning wax further in & complicating removal. Wax softening drops, waterpick wash out&removal with tools are all possible temporary solutions.

In brief: Fixable non-disease
Cerumen is product of the outer half of the ear canal & will shed spontaneously in most.
For those with a clean ear fetish for self or kids, the process of cramming a qtip in an ear canal can cause this in some who don't have the problem naturally, pusning wax further in & complicating removal. Wax softening drops, waterpick wash out&removal with tools are all possible temporary solutions.
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