How to Treat Earwax Buildup

//How to Treat Earwax Buildup

How to Treat Earwax Buildup

female treating earwax buildup with suctionTo get rid of earwax buildup, soften the earwax using over-the-counter products such as mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide, baby oil or glycerin. Earwax removal kits are also available that can get rid of excessive earwax.

Never put a hard object (cotton swab) into the ear to remove the wax. Doing so can push the wax further into the canal and cause a larger wax buildup.

If you experience the following symptoms, you may have developed an ear infection and should see a doctor:

  • Pain in your ear that does not subside
  • Drainage from your ear
  • Fever
  • Odor coming from the ear
  • Persistent hearing loss
  • Dizziness

If symptoms don’t improve after repeated removal treatments, schedule a doctor’s appointment. A physician can remove the wax using a suction method, flushing out the wax with warm water or removing it with a small, curved instrument called a curet.

By | 2018-01-16T14:59:00+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on How to Treat Earwax Buildup
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