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Earwax Blockage

Information About Earwax Blockage

We Have to Know about the Earwax Blockage

  • Earwax blockage occurs when too much earwax accumulates and become too hard to wash away naturally.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Unable to hear properly?

Causes of Earwax Blockage

  •   An excessive amount of wax.

Do’s and Don’ts of Earwax Blockage

  • Cleaning of earwax.

Signs & Symptoms of Earwax Blockage

  • Earache and decreased hearing in the involved ear.

Medical advice for Earwax Blockage

  • The hearing problem arises.

Risk factors of Earwax Blockage

  • People with certain skin conditions, such as eczema.
  • Older people, because earwax tends to become drier and harder with age, increasing the risk of impaction.
  • People with recurring ear infections and impacted earwax are more likely to
    accumulate earwax.

Treatment for Earwax Blockage

  • Cleaning of earwax.

Self-care for Earwax Blockage

  • Soften the wax. Use an eyedropper to apply a few drops of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin or hydrogen peroxide in your ear canal twice a day for several days
  • After a day or two when the wax is softened, use a 3-ounce rubber-bulb syringe to gently squirt warm water into your ear canal. Tilt your head and pull your outer ear up and back to straighten your ear canal. When finished irrigating, tip your head to the side to let the water drain out.
  • Dry your inner ear. When finished, dry your outer ear with a towel. Dry your  inner ear by applying one full eyedropper of rubbing alcohol, then tipping your head to the side to drain the alcohol
  • Never attempt to dig out excessive or hardened earwax with items such as a paper clip, a cotton swab or a hairpin.
Treatment for Earwax Blockage
Earwax Blockage