All ear blocks are not due to wax
Wax is nothing but secretion of modified sweat glands mixed with desquamated epithelial cells and keratin shed from tympanic membrane
It has protective function of lubricating ear canal & entraps any foreign body
Normally only a small amount of wax is secreted, which dries up and later expelled from the meatus by movements of jaw.
Then how is wax retained?
Just like some people sweat more than others the activity of ceruminous glands also varies and excessive wax may be secreted and deposited as a plugin meatus .
Symptoms: ---impairment of hearing, blocked sensation ,giddiness ,tinnitus & reflex cough
What can be used as wax softeners
5% soda bicarb in equal parts of glycerine and water instilled two (or) three times a day for 7-10 days Hydrogen peroxide
Do not try to remove by self or use buds which will further push wax posteriorly & it gets impacted