The Ear Feels Blocked And The Hearing Feels Reduced?
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Earwax that accumulates can indeed clog the ears and block sound conduction. This buildup of earwax is also a good area for pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, to multiply and cause infection in the external ear (otitis externa). Swelling of the ear canal due to otitis externa can further interfere with hearing function. Not only that, the ears can also be painful, buzzing, and this gal can certainly interfere with activities.
Symptoms due to a blockage of dirt in the ear at a glance can be similar to other ear disorders, such as otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear), eardrum tears, corpus alienum (entry of foreign objects into the ear), or hearing loss due to other causes. Therefore, if not seen by a doctor, you should not also draw conclusions too early.
Check with your doctor first or the nearest ENT specialist doctor so that your condition can be given the best treatment according to the cause. If it is true that your complaint is purely due to a blockage of accumulated earwax, your doctor can give you medicine to thin the earwax, then remove it using a special tool.
In addition to seeing a doctor, you should also do:
Do not carelessly scratching the ears with any instrument
Keep the ears dry, do not let in foreign objects
Do not carelessly use ear drops without consulting a doctor first
Do not listen to excessive noise, for example through a headset
Never swim or dive before being declared safe by a doctor
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