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What are symptoms of earwax blockage?

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Earwax blockage is when earwax gets pushed deep within the ear canal. Symptoms include:

  • Hearing loss or reduction
  • Dizziness
  • Ear pain
  • Plugged or fullness sensation
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Itching or drainage from the ear canal

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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