Earwax Do's and Don'ts

Earwax Dos and Don'ts

Good intentions to keep your ears clean may be risking your ability to hear. The ear is a delicate and intricate area, including the skin of the ear canal and the eardrum. Therefore, special care should be given to this part of the body.



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The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has just released new guidelines regarding the proper care and treatment of earwax impaction. This is the first national guideline designed to help healthcare providers manage the more than 12 million people a year who suffer from impacted cerumen (earwax).

Read more about the new AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline on Cerumen Impaction

For patients, the Academy has created new fact sheets regarding earwax and at-home care.

Special patient groups need additional attention regarding hearing health and earwax removal.

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