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how to get ear wax out

By Anonymous January 26, 2019 - 10:04am
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A doctor or other medical professional can determine whether you have earwax blockage by looking in your ear with an instrument that lights and magnifies your inner ear (otoscope). Excess wax can be removed by using a small, curved instrument called a curet or by using suction while inspecting the ear. Your doctor can also flush out the wax using a water pick or a rubber-bulb syringe filled with warm water.

I don't advise trying to dig out excessive or hardened earwax on your own. You may push the wax farther into your ear and worsen the blockage or damage the lining of your ear canal or eardrum.


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