earwax impaction

Earwax Impaction in the Elderly: Symptoms & Causes

Earwax, although it seems annoying and unnecessary, serves an important function: it protects ears with both lubricating and antibacterial properties. Earwax (cerumen) is a combination of secretions from the sebaceous glands and the ceruminous glands and it typically moves naturally through the ear canal to the outside of the ear where it flakes off. If…
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