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Ear Wax Blockage

Alternate Names : Ear Wax Buildup

Ear Wax Blockage | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Usually, nothing can be done to prevent the first episode of ear wax blockage. Those who have repeated episodes of wax blockage can use treatment to prevent future blockage. Using wax softening drops once or twice per week can often prevent future wax blockage.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

There are no long-term effects. When left alone, this condition will often go away on its own.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others.

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Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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