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Ear wax blockage can be determined by the doctor when the examination of the internal ear takes place with the help of an otoscope (a special instrument which has a light and a magnifying glass to visualize the internal ear).
Few different approaches for Ear Wax Removal are:
Hydrogen Peroxide is believed to dissolve ear wax faster and hence all the over the counter medication for ear wax removal contains hydrogen peroxide.
Ear Wax Removal is not a painful process but mild to moderate discomfort is experienced by the individuals. However, the discomfort will h=go away over a period of time.
Ear wax blockage can be prevented by avoiding the use of cotton swabs, Q tips, and other objects which may push the wax deeper into the ear canal.
A certified and well experienced General Practitioner can perform Ear Wax Removal. In some rare and severe cases, the patient has to be taken to an ENT specialist.