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ear wax

Ears, Nose & Throat
May 3, 2019

What does your earwax colour mean?

Sometimes the ears make more wax than it needs, which can lead to a build-up of earwax. Other times, you might notice that the colour has changed from yellow to dark brown, green, red or even black. Not sure when to be alarmed?
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Ears, Nose & Throat
April 13, 2017

What you didn’t know about earwax

Ew… wax! Earwax is perfectly normal. Also called cerumen, it’s a normal by-product of a health ear. Earwax is created by modified sweat glands deep inside the outer ear canal. Everyone produces earwax, although some people produce more than others – just like some people perspire more than others. Earwax actually serves a purpose; in fact it’s essential for the health of ear as it keeps the tissues of the ear canal lubricated and provides a sort of safety net that protects the ear drum from foreign objects. It is known that the amount of wax you produce is genetically…
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Ears, Nose & Throat
June 22, 2015

To ear bud, or not to ear bud – That is the question!

For years the ear bud has been a constant fixture in most bathroom cabinets. Take a couple out, a quick dab in one ear, a quick dab in the other - what's the harm? Well, the most obvious is getting part of it stuck in your ear! That aside, regular ear bud use can also lead to skin irritation, infection and even hearing loss. (more…)
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