How to Treat Earwax Buildup

To get rid of earwax buildup, soften the earwax using over-the-counter products such as mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide, baby oil or glycerin. Earwax removal kits are also available that can get rid of excessive earwax. Never put a hard object (cotton swab) into the ear to remove the wax. Doing so can push the wax…

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Do You Have Earwax Buildup?

Your ear canal produces a substance called cerumen, a waxy oil that protects the ear from dust, foreign particles, microorganisms and irritation due to water. We call this substance earwax and it usually washes away naturally when it makes its way from the canal into the ear opening. When glands produce more earwax than is…

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