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Earwax Blockage

Earwax Blockage

Earwax is an essential part of our bodies. It keeps our ears clean and protects them from bacteria and other elements that could otherwise cause damage. 

But sometimes, we get a little too much earwax. Read on to learn about earwax, including what to do if you have too much earwax.

How we develop too much earwax

How do we develop too much of the stuff? It's all thanks to the wax-producing glands in our ears, which are connected to our nerves, just like hair follicles are. When we're stressed, these glands can produce more wax than they usually do. 

We also develop more when we insert objects into our ears that contact and rub the ear canal, such as headphones, earphones, and even hearing aids. Your ears are trying to defend themselves from discomfort or illness by creating more earwax.

What too much earwax does to you

If you have impacted earwax, chances are you've experienced the following symptoms:

  • Muffled sounds
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty hearing sounds from the outside world
  • An inability to remove earwax from your ears

What NOT to do if you have too much earwax

If there's one thing you don't want to do when you have too much earwax, it's trying to dig it out yourself with a cotton swab. If you do that, there's a chance you'll push the earwax further into your ear canal, potentially causing damage and infection.

What should you do instead? See the experts! We can help you remove impacted earwax quickly and easily. Click here to learn about our earwax removal services at our clinic in Huntersville, NC.

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