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Wax blockage

Alternate Names : Ear impaction, Cerumen impaction, Ear blockage, Ear wax


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Wax blockage in the ear
Wax blockage in the ear

The ear canal is lined with hair follicles and glands that produce a waxy oil called cerumen. Sometimes the glands produce more wax than can be easily excreted out the ear. This extra wax may harden within the ear canal and block the ear.

Ear anatomy
Ear anatomy

The ear consists of external, middle, and inner structures. The eardrum and the three tiny bones conduct sound from the eardrum to the cochlea.

Medical findings based on ear anatomy
Medical findings based on ear anatomy

The external structures of the ear may aid in diagnosing some conditions by the presence or absence of normal landmarks and abnormal features including: earlobe creases, preauricular pits, and preauricular tags.





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