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What are the symptoms of cerumen impaction?

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The symptoms of cerumen impaction are:

  • Pain or a feeling of fullness in your ear
  • Feeling like your ear is plugged
  • Partial loss of hearing, which worsens over time
  • Ringing in your ear, known as tinnitus
  • Itching, discharge, or a smell coming from your ear
  • Coughing

From: How to Clean Your Ears WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Piedmont Healthcare: “How to clean your ears.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Earwax and Care.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Do You Have Earwax Buildup? Read These Do’s and Don’ts (Video).”

Mayo Clinic: “Earwax blockage: Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Piedmont Healthcare: “How to clean your ears.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Earwax and Care.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Do You Have Earwax Buildup? Read These Do’s and Don’ts (Video).”

Mayo Clinic: “Earwax blockage: Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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