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What complications can happen if you have earwax blockage?

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Complications of earwax blockages include:

  • Perforated eardrum
  • Middle-ear infection
  • External-ear infection (swimmer’s ear )
  • Permanent hearing loss from acoustic trauma

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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