How To Remove Ear Wax Safely

Pay Attention To How Your Remove Ear Wax

The cartilage skin of the external auditory canal has ear wax glands, and its yellowish viscous secretion is called ear wax, commonly known as ear droppings. What about the removal of ear wax?

1. Removal for ear wax after knowing the cause of embolism

Excessive ear wax secretion

Because of external auditory canal inflammation, eczema, working in dusty air, ear digging and so on, local stimulation, resulting in excessive ear wax secretion.

Obstruction of ear wax discharge

Stenosis of external auditory canal, scar, tumor and foreign body retention can hinder the discharge of ear wax and need removal.

2. Ear wax removal methods

Small or flaky, can be removed with tweezers.

The ear wax hook removal method is easy to removal.

Irrigation of external auditory meatus. The ear wax should be dilated before rinsing, ear drops with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution, and all or part of the ear wax should be dilated after 3-4 days, then rinsed and removal.

Suction is one of removal methods.

Patients with co-infection should first control the infection, and then make removal for ear wax after infection control.

Currently, ear endoscopy departments can make removal under surveillance and aspirated through ear endoscopy.

3. The hazards of no removal

There are different symptoms depending on the degree and location of ear wax embolism. The external auditory canal is not completely obstructed, mostly asymptomatic, but also need removal.

Complete obstruction can lead to hearing loss. If ear wax compression of the tympanic membrane can cause vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss, it must be removed. If ear wax oppresses the skin of the posterior wall of the external auditory canal, it may cause reflex cough by stimulating the auricular branches of the vagus nerve; if the hearing drops sharply when water swells, it is better make removal as soon as possible.

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