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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Earwax Buildup or Blockage?
Earwax buildup and blockage can be associated with a number of symptoms including:
When to Seek Medical Care for Earwax Buildup or Blockage
When to go to the doctor
When to go to the hospital
How Is Earwax Diagnosed?
A doctor can diagnose earwax buildup or blockage (or eardrum perforation) by listening to the patient's symptoms and then looking into the ear with an otoscope (ear-scope).
How Is Earwax Removed?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/22/2016
Gayle M Galletta, MD
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Earwax Buildup and Blockage - Causes
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Earwax - Treatment and Removal
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