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How do you get earwax blockages?

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Earwax is produced by glands in the ear canal. Earwax traps dust and small particles that could infect or damage the eardrum. Normally, the wax dries up and falls out. If your ear canal is narrow or oddly shaped, it could make it harder for the wax to make its way out.

Gayle M Galletta, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts.

Rakel: Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed.

Mayo Clinic. 

Roberts: Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine,  ; Chapter 64 5th ed.


 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

Gayle M Galletta, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts.

Rakel: Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed.

Mayo Clinic. 

Roberts: Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine,  ; Chapter 64 5th ed.


 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

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