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Cerumen or earwax is produced as a self-cleaning force by the body. It protects the ear from infections and damage. Without earwax, ears can end up dry, itchy, and even infected.

  • One should not remove earwax blockage, especially not with a Q-tip. However, when the removal of earwax is necessary, one should keep medical treatment.

What causes buildup?

  • Narrowing canal due to infection or skin disease
  • Low fluid production
  • Overproduction due to blockage in the canal
  • Q-tips, hair pins, keys put in the ear
  • Hearing aid/earphones

Signs of excessive earwax buildup:

  • Earache
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Discharge from ear canal

If excess earwax buildup is causing you pain and/or hearing loss,  please contact one of our patient concierge at 817-332-4060 to schedule an appointment today!

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