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

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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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hard question

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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.

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Thank you for your query.

1. Ideally, you should get your...

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My ears don't produce wax anymore could this cause my headaches?

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Brief Answer:
This may not be the cause for your headache.

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to healthcare magic.
I had gone through your question.
I...

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Hi!!! my right ear feels like it is full of water. I clean my ears daily after I get out of the shower but it does not seem to help. I can get...

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Brief Answer:
Ear wax build-up. Rule out ear drum and middle ear problems.

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Thank you for your query.

1. This seems to be a...

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I had impacted ear wax removed. Now I have ear ringing and throat problems. What could be causing this?
Please advise on what to do....

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Brief Answer:
probably not related to ear wax.

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Hello Madam and welcome to healthcaremagic,

Removal of ear wax does not cause...

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Hi doctor,
What is the best way to clean ear wax? Is it advisable to try to clean ears ourselves? Is using ear buds/sticks safe?
Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Using ear buds / sticks is not safe .

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Thanks for the query.

I have read your query and understand your concern....

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I have had a plugged ear for a month now. I have been to a GP who attempted to rinse out my ear but this did not result in clearing my ear. I have...

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Brief Answer:
You are most probably having impacted ear wax .

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Thanks for the query.

I have read your query , reviewed your...

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This is inside my boyfriends ear what is it ?

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Brief Answer:
Ear wax.

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Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. The image shows a build-up of ear wax in the left ear. this is very...

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my grandson is 5 and he has green stuff coming out his ear. you can not even touch his ear and he screams.

my daughter took him to urgent care and...

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It may be due to secondary infection or fluid in middle ear

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Ear wax when...

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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 easily available medicines. can you let know the reason what is the cause for it With Regards xxxxxx...

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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 feels blocked

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