Medical Treatment for Earwax Blockage
The doctor may remove your earwax with a small plastic spoon called a curette, or by irrigating your ear with warmed water, sodium bicarbonate, or other prescription-strength eardrops.
Preventing Earwax Blockages
Earwax blockage can be prevented by avoiding the use of cotton-tipped swabs or Q-tips and other objects that push the wax deeper into the ear canal.
Complications of Earwax Blockages
- Permanent hearing loss from acoustic trauma