Everything You Need to Know About Earwax Buildup
Earwax is produced by the glands in the ear canal to trap small particles that could potentially harm the eardrum. While everyone produces earwax, certain factors, such as the size of the ear canal and age, can impact the amount of earwax produced.
Factors that Influence Wax Buildup
Earwax blockage may be caused by a range of issues, including:
Ethnicity – Approximately 20% of Asian people have a genetic predisposition for dry earwax, leading to wax buildup that can cause irritation.
Hearing aids – Regular use of hearing aids or earplugs can cause earwax blockages.
Over-cleaning – Over-cleaning ears with Q-tips can remove superficial wax buildup, but it can also push the rest of the wax deep into the ear canal.
Symptoms and Treatment for Earwax Buildup
Earwax buildup can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as decreased hearing, dizziness, ear pain, ringing in the ears, and itching. If you suffer from symptoms caused by earwax buildup, an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor will be able to properly diagnose and treat the condition. Common treatment options include:
- Professional cleaning by an ENT physician – During the cleaning, a physician removes earwax with a small instrument called a curette. Other treatment options include removing the excess wax with suction or irrigating the ear with various solutions.
- Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer – Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer is a physician formulated, non-drug, hypoallergenic ear hydrating solution designed to restore essential moisture to dry, irritated ears through a rich, emollient blend of natural oat and aloe extracts. Regular use can help reduce excessive wax buildup. Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer is safe for daily use by people of all ages.
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