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Earwax Blockage: Symptoms and Preventions

Earwax Blockage: Symptoms and Preventions

When your body produces too much earwax or the existed earwax is pushed too far into your ear canal, this condition causes the earwax blockage that is also called cerumen impaction. Earwax is very helpful to defense your ears. It cleans and protects your ear canal by slowing the growth of bacteria and trapping the dirt. Some earwax is normal.

The blockage may develop when we try to get the wax out of the ear by using a cotton swab or by other objects, but you push the wax further into the ear that creates an obstruction.

Symptoms of earwax blockage:

  • Feeling of fullness in your ear
  • Earache
  • Sudden or partial hearing loss
  • Ringing, or other odd noises in your ear
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing
  • Severe pain
  • Loss of balance
  • Severe spinning sensation
  • Vomiting

If you are suffering from these symptoms, immediately contact Dr. Manish Prakash at the Mayom Hospital, hearing aid center in Gurgaon.

Preventions:

  • Try to avoid over-cleaning your ears because it can cause irritation, ear infection and build more ear wax.
  • Do not put any pointed objects, cotton swabs, hairpins, toothpicks, or other items in your ears because it may damage your eardrum, ear canals or even may dislocate the ear bones.
  • Do not use a strong jet of cold water to get the extra wax out because cold water may result in dizziness and a strong jet may damage the eardrums.
  • Do not go to the people who are sitting roadside for removing your ear wax, it may be dangerous to you.
  • Add walnuts, avocados, salmon and ground flaxseed to your diet because they contain Omega 3 fatty acid that is good in ear wax problem.

All the above tips are shared by one of the best ENT specialist in Gurgaon on how you can prevent earwax damage. If you still have any queries, feel free to visit Mayom Hospital, one of the best ENT hospitals in Gurgaon.