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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
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.