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  • The ear canal cleans itself with a waxy secretion called cerumen.
  • Sometimes, the wax builds up and causes symptoms, including mild deafness and a sensation of fullness inside the ear.
  • This condition is harmless and easily treated.
  • Treatment options include drops to soften the wax, or irrigation of the canal with warm water squirted from a syringe.

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Reviewed on: 07-02-2019