It is normal for ear canals to produce ear wax, or cerumen. Cerumen is there to provide protection to the ear from dust and other microorganisms. It is also normal for excess wax to naturally expel from the ear canal on its own.
Cerumen is there to provide protection to the ear from dust and other microorganisms.
In some circumstances, this is not the case. Glands can produce an excessive amount of wax than the ear needs. This can cause blockage, ear plugging, pain, or ear drainage. If you try to clean your ears, it can cause wax to be pushed and compacted into the ear anal even more.
Those who struggle with excessive ear wax which causes difficulty hearing, ear plugging, pain, or drainage may benefit from seeing your provider at Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists for routine cleanings. They use tools designed to help clean your ears without causing injury or harm. They place a metal speculum inside the ear and remove the wax using a probe or suction device aided by a microscope and bright light.
Call today to have your ears cleaned at Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists (616) 994-2770