Ear Wax Definition & Guide

The cartilage skin of the external auditory canal has ear wax glands, and its yellowish viscous secretion is called ear wax. Ear wax is thin when dried in the air; some ear wax is like sticky grease, commonly known as "oil ear". Ear wax has the function of protecting the skin of external auditory canal and adhering to external objects. Usually, with the help of chewing, mouth opening and other exercises, the enucleation is mostly discharged by itself. If the ear wax gradually condenses into a mass and obstructs in the external auditory canal, it is called ear wax embolism.

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