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Wax blockage in the ear

Wax blockage in the ear

Overview

The ear canal is lined with hair follicles and glands that produce a waxy oil called cerumen. Sometimes the glands produce more wax than can be easily excreted out the ear. This extra wax may harden within the ear canal and block the ear.

Update Date 9/4/2012