Ear wax

What is Ear wax?

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects and water.

Questions and answers on "Ear wax"

I am getting noise in my left ear sounds like crickets not there all the time but comes and goes

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Brief Answer:
Most probably ear wax build up

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. The noise and its on and off pattern makes it very...

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My left ear has ceased producing wax. Fluid has accumulated in my ear and has been there for 3 months plus. My ENT doctor wants to puncture my ear...

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Brief Answer:
hard question

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
I am not sure what your doctor did in the past but there is no...

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How may I treat often ear stopped condition. I use oil kits and syringe with warm water to relieve ringing also.

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Brief Answer:
Ear wax should ideally be cleaned by a specialist.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for your query.

1. Ideally, you should get your...

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Recent questions on  Ear wax

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HI, Since Today Morning (07/11/17) i felt like diziness and since midnight i was having some wax movment in my left ear . please suggest some...

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I have plugged ears and can't hear well for a week now, took decongestant for a few days, what can I take?

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Have had ear wax build up and it's now gone but think I've fluid in ear now , got a photo of inside of ear when getting wax looked at , ear still...

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