How is earwax build-up treated?
A build-up of earwax may be treated using softening agents such as baby oil, olive oil, mineral oil or glycerin. For an ongoing build-up of earwax, your doctor may suggest an ear-drop medication to soften earwax. In cases where build-up of earwax is severe or ongoing, you may need to visit your doctor to have it removed. Rather than using a syringe, your doctor may perform ear irrigation with an electronic device that squirts water in a controlled manner.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 26 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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