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What effects of earwax buildup persist even after the buildup is removed? mentions: Untreated buildup can lead to hearing loss, irritation, pain in the ear, dizziness, ringing in the ears and other problems. Do the "hearing loss, irritation, pain ...
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Is it safe to use olive oil to clean the ear wax?

It is safe to use olive oil to clean the ear wax as advised here? This site said it's good: Although there are questions about the effectiveness of any specific ear drops, olive oil -- as long ...
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Are cotton ear cleaners safe to clean the ear wax?

Wax is build in my ear and I want to clean my ear. So, I want to ask that are cotton ear cleaners safe to clean the ear wax ?
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Is regular water incursion into the ear considered beneficial or harmful?

I've never been terribly comfortable getting water in my ear. Others swear part of a proper bathing is rinsing ears out. I can imagine cleansing could be important, I can also envision that water ...
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How to clean out all the earwax buildup in ears from hearing-aids if hearing-impaired? Q-tips are unsafe, right?

I was born with congenital bone fusions in several places in my body, one of those places are in the set of three small bones (malleus, incus, and stapes) in both my ears. Because they are fused, they ...
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Washing the ear?

I'm 21 and I've never had earwax problems until about a year ago. In the past month, I've had what I believe to be ear infections (or maybe just hardened earwax) in one ear and then 2 weeks later, ...
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Is there any efficient treatment of Tinnitus (Ear ringing)?

I suffer from the permanent ear ringing called Tinnitus. I just started giving up as I visited many doctors, but unfortunately, without any remarkable recovery. Most of the doctors I've visited ...
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