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Do ear wax cause ear clogging?

My right ear has just been clogged... I m not sure if it s from earwax or what. It doesn t hurt or anything either... I tried flushing out my ear with water... but it didn t help. But when I lay on my right side it unclogs and when I sit or stand up it clogs again.
Fri, 5 Sep 2014
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Hello

Clogging of ear without pain and unclogging on changing position indicates that the cause for the clogging is due to ear wax. Flushing with water is not a good idea and you should avoid it , instead meet your ent doctor, who will examine you and remove the wax for you.

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