The outer ear canal is lined with many oil glands (sebaceous glands) and modified sweat glands. They together produce a sticky substance called the ear wax or cerumen. Cerumen helps trap dead skin cells, dirt, and other foreign materials that can harm the ear if it goes deep within the ear canal. Read more: How Do You Remove Impacted Cerumen? Article
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How Can I Unclog My Ears at Home?
Clogged or stuffy ears may cause considerable discomfort that includes ear fullness, dizziness, muffled hearing, ringing in the ears and ear pain. Home remedies to unclog your ears include chewing, ear irrigation, performing the Valsalva maneuver, applying warm compresses, using OTC nasal decongestants or or putting oil drops or hydrogen peroxide into the affected ear.
How Do You Get Rid of Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)?
Tinnitus is not a condition in itself, but a symptom of some other condition that causes a high-pitched whine, a ringing, buzzing or clicking in the ears. It can come from any number of problems starting with the eardrum and cochlea – the organs that turn sound waves into electrical signals for the brain to interpret as sound.
How Long Does It Take to Put Tubes in Your Ears?
Ear tubes or tympanostomy tubes are tiny plastic or metal tubes placed through the eardrum to drain fluid from the middle ear. It usually takes about 15 minutes to put tubes into your ears. There are three steps to this procedure.
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