It is occurred when wax (cerumen) starts to accumulate in your ear and does not remove through wash or naturally and become thickened.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Fullness in ear
- Decrease hearing
Wax is produced in the ear by cerumen glands which are present in the ear. The wax and hairs in the ear canal trap the foreign and dust particles in the ear canal and accumulated it on the eardrum.
Your doctor after taking history, check the ear canal with the help of the otoscope.
Treatment option include the removal of wax with the help of the curet or suction tube. If wax accumulate continuously then your doctor prescribed carbamide peroxide.
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
Home remedies may help to prevent the recurrent accumulation:
- Use warm water
- Dry your ear after bath
- Soften the ear wax by apply baby oil or glycerin in ear canal