Cerumen impaction.

@article{McCarter2007CerumenI,
  title={Cerumen impaction.},
  author={Daniel F. McCarter and A. Ursulla Courtney and Susan M Pollart},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2007},
  volume={75 10},
  pages={
          1523-8
        }
}
Cerumen is a naturally occurring, normally extruded product of the external auditory canal. It is usually asymptomatic, but when it becomes impacted it can cause complications such as hearing loss, pain, or dizziness. It also can interfere with examination of the tympanic membrane. Depending on available equipment, physician skill, and patient circumstances, treatment options for cerumen impaction include watchful waiting, manual removal, the use of ceruminolytic agents, and irrigation with or… CONTINUE READING

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