How is earwax buildup treated?

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If you have a buildup in earwax, your doctor will drain the wax. This may be done using prescription eardrops that will dissolve the wax, so it can drain. Attempts to remove this blockage on your own may push it farther into the canal and worsen the problem.

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Ear Disorders

Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.
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