It is a substance that is naturally produced by the glands in your ears and serves a few key functions:
Earwax is a natural substance our bodies create to protect our ears but, in some cases, it may begin to accumulate and cause a blockage. Some symptoms include:
Most people will try to use Q-tips to remove any blockages. However often the Q-tip can push the blockage farther down the canal causing more serious problems.
We recommend you do not try to remove it on your own but there are at-home earwax removal kits that are available at most drug stores. While these are generally safe, it is highly suggested you speak with a hearing professional before trying anything. We have special tools and training in safely removing these types of blockages.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of earwax, come see us. We are here to help.