wax blockage

wax blockage

Cerumen impaction, ear blockage, ear impaction, ear wax ENT Blockage of the ear canal with cerumen produced by the hair follicles and glands; excess wax may harden in the canal and block the ear, resulting in acquired hearing loss
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Dr James Tobih, a consultant otolaryngologist, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, who stated that wax blockage was the commonest cause of temporary hearing loss, declared that eight out of every 10 persons, would have imparted wax, when examined under the light.
Ear wax blockage can be treated with over-the-counter eardrops.
This, together with the reduction in movement of the ear canal skin, means that older people are more likely to experience wax blockage.
If ear wax blockage is a problem for you, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery suggests using mild treatments, such as mineral oil, baby oil, glycerin, or commercial ear drops to soften ear wax.
It usually results from a wax blockage, a punctured eardrum, birth defects, ear infections, or it may be genetic.
Ear wax blockage can be treated with over-the-counter ear drops and following the maker's instructions will usually dissolve the earwax in about 4-10 days.
You could try putting a couple of drops of warmed (body temperature) olive oil into your ear two or three times a day, for a few days, but if you really think you have a wax blockage in one of your ears, see your doctor.
GEs chemistry for wax blockages is an economical alternative to currently available technologies.