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What can you use to get ear wax out of your ear?

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Answered 2009-12-12 22:37:58

Never use Q-tips; they push wax deeper into the ear and clog it, though most people's ears can process and break down this wax build up. Instead, use an ear wax softener, hot water, or see your ENT, who can "vacuum" out the wax.

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