Cerumen Management

Cerumen is also known as ‘earwax’.  It is a substance that is naturally produced by the glands in your ears and serves a few key functions:
  • Lubricates the ear canals
  • Keeps dust and debris out 
In some cases, cerumen may begin to accumulate and cause a blockage.  Some symptoms include:
  • Earache
  • Ringing in the ears (also known as Tinnitus)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Pressure

We recommend you do not try to remove it on your own.  Most people will try to use Q-tips to remove any blockages.  However often times the Q-tip can actually push the blockage farther down the canal causing more serious problems.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of earwax, call your doctor. He or she can recommend the most appropriate course of action.