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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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How can ear wax be removed?

Hi my daughter is half Filipina and half black American.. recently February was her last see Dr. To clean her ears bcoz she has dry earwax.this month I see white earwax again alot..and it won t come out bcoz it look like sticky.her Dr advise me to put 2 to 3 drops off baby oil every three nights and I did question is ... Is it normal? Bcoz she never have like that case when she was since birth until 3 years old.. she will be 4 by october.and her earwax when she was a baby is a little bit yellow and brown..I was just confused now why it become white and there any vitamins to take to make her earwax wet and back to brown?? Thank you very much and God bless you.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

White ear wax implies that an infection is present. Infections of the ear can be fungal or bacterial.

The doctor may take a swab of the wax to determine the exact cause of the infection so that it can be treated.

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