Who is most likely to experience earwax build-up?
Risk factors that increase the likelihood of experiencing a build-up of earwax include: increasing age; frequent use of earphones or hearing aids; cleaning the ears with cotton buds; ear abnormalities, such as particularly narrow or hairy ear canals; a history of earwax build-up; repeated outer ear infections, and; eczema , psoriasis or other medical conditions that cause skin dryness.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 26 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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