earwax


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earwax

[′ir‚waks]
(physiology)
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If necessary, an ear, nose, and throat specialist can manually remove the earwax.
While you may think you are removing earwax with an ear bud, a lot of the earwax is actually being pushed in further down the ear canal, said Dr Rennie.
If the self-cleaning process is disrupted, earwax could build up in your ear, block the ear canal and make it hard to hear.
Research shows," they write, "that ear candling is ineffective at removing earwax and is also not an effective treatment for any other conditions.
Specialists warn that continuous use of cotton swabs may result in a punctured eardrum or push the earwax further inside trapping it in the ear canal, eventually leading to an ear inflammation.
If you're experiencing signs of hearing loss (or have been told as much by a concerned family member), Consumer Reports recommends that you first see a board-certified otolaryngologist -- an ear, nose and throat physician who will check for impacted earwax and other reversible causes.
The findings suggested that human earwax, an easily obtained bodily secretion, could be an overlooked source of personal information.
In that canal, you'll find delicate skin that's protected by a thin coating of earwax.
And there's something wonderfully old-fashioned about one discovery he makes involving earwax - a substance that would never be sexy enough to ever feature on CSI.
One reason for itching ears and hearing loss is a buildup of earwax.
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