3 March 2021 - Ear wax can cause problems if it builds up excessively. According to Dr David Low, Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, CGH, about 5% of his new patient referrals have impacted ear wax. it is typically caused by use of cotton buds, hearing aids and earphones. The symptoms of impacted ear wax include hearing loss, ringing in the ear, ear ache, a sense of ear fullness, itchiness in the ear, and dizziness. Dr Low also advised that it is best for the ear wax to clear naturally and shared tips for good ear hygiene.
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