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Who is most likely to experience earwax build-up?

Risk factors that increase the likelihood of experiencing a build-up of earwax include: increasing age; frequent use of earphones or hearing aids; cleaning the ears with cotton buds; ear abnormalities, such as particularly narrow or hairy ear canals; a history of earwax build-up; repeated outer ear infections, and; eczema , psoriasis or other medical conditions that cause skin dryness.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Outer ear infections


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