earwax


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ear·wax

 (îr′wăks′)
n.
The yellowish, waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear. Also called cerumen.

earwax

(ˈɪəˌwæks)
n
(Physiology) the nontechnical name for cerumen

ear•wax

(ˈɪərˌwæks)

n.
a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earwax - a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
Translations
ušní maz
ørevoks
kõrvavaikvaik
korvavahavaikku
fülzsír

earwax

[ˈɪrwæks] ncérumen m

earwax

[ˈɪəˌwæks] ncerume m

earwax

n cerumen m (form), cera de los oídos
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I use cotton buds to clear out earwax. However, last week I noticed it says on the box not to use them to clean your ears.
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In fact, the (http://www.entnet.org/content/clinical-practice-guideline-cerumen-impaction) American Academy of Otolaryngology said in its latest official guidelines that the ear canal should be left one, clarifying that earwax does not cause any symptoms.
The NHS say you shouldn't use your fingers or any objects like cotton buds to remove earwax. This will push it in and make it worse.
Sobhy added that he even used electric drills to clean his ears and remove earwax, revealing that he also sometimes uses car scrappers to feel more relaxed and comfortable.
Common causes include, earwax lubrication, excess water in the ear as well as foreign particles and debris in the ear.
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