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Earwax treatment and removal may be accomplished at home with over-the-counter softening ear drops, or a bulb type syringe to gently flush the ear with warm water. Medical treatment for earwax removal may include instruments to remove the earwax or by irrigating the ear with warm water or prescription eardrops (cerumenolytic agents). Medical removal is recommended if the wax is obstructing the view of the ear drum, or if symptoms are present including decreased hearing or the presence of pain.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/3/2015
Gayle M Galletta, MD
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