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Ear wax buildup is a normal function of the human body. It provides lubrication and protection to your eardrum and has antibacterial properties. This said, a large amount of ear wax can be detrimental to your health, causing symptoms like:
So what are the best treatments for too much ear wax? While your first instinct might be to reach for a cotton bud, this is not recommended for ear cleaning. Cotton buds can push the wax further into your ear canal or damage your eardrum. Eardops are often used as the first line treatment for ear wax. They soften the ear wax so that it can clear from the ear canal naturally. Proving more effective than no intervention, eardrops are a first line of treatment.
Should the wax buildup be too great, or if ear drops are unsuccessful, consider syringing, a safe, efficacious way to remove ear wax. There is nothing to compare with the smile of a person whose ears have just been cleared!