Foreign Body, Ear Topic Guide
Foreign Body, Ear: Getting an object lodged in the ear is a common problem -- especially among toddlers. Pain or bleeding are the most common symptoms. Though a foreign body in the ear is seldom a serious condition, the object should be removed as soon as possible, preferably by a doctor.
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Earwax (Excess Buildup and Blockage)
Earwax, or cerumen, is a substance produced by the glands in the outer ear. Earwax has a purpose, and that is to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from potentially damaging the eardrum. Causes of earwax buildup, blockage, or impaction include using Q tips or other objects to remove earwax. Symptoms of earwax buildup or blockage include
Home remedies, over-the-counter (OTC) medication (drops), and excess earwax buildup and blockage removal by your health-care professional are treatments for earwax buildup.