A: Ear wax production is often triggered by what hearing health care professionals call a contact stimulus. Objects like headphones, earbuds and even hearing aids that contact and rub the ears are the biggest culprits. By producing more earwax, your ears are trying to protect themselves from irritation or infection.
Source: Doctor Hearing Services, (2022).
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What about eyeglasses.
We’ve not heard of eyeglasses causing excess earwax production and there’s no information that we can find that addresses a connection between the two. Thanks!
Does smoking weed cause excess amount of earwax buildup?
If not, could it mayne be my pillow? I don’t use my earphones, so I’m figuring out why am I spewing earwax every day
I’ve not aware of any evidence that smoking causes excess earwax. If this is something new, you might consider visiting an ENT doctor to make sure there isn’t a medical reason for this, like an oozing infection that might require attention. If you’re just one of the many people that produce excess earwax, you might consider trying one of our OTC earwax treatments, like our Mack’s Wax Away or Mack’s ProRinse Earwax Removal Kits. Your audiologist or ENT can also help remove excess earwax as an in-office treatment. I hope this information helps! Thanks, Xu, and best of health to you.
I am soooo upset right now, my family Dr told me, I had a lot of wax buildup but she wants me to go to the ENT. I am PETRIFIED!!! I get earaches at the drop of a hat. If water gets in my ear, I’m seriously so upset and crying right now because I’m so scared. I made my boyfriend look in my ear and he was like OMG, it’s soooo dark and blah blah blah, I am 55 and never had an issue like this. I spent a lot of time at the ENT growing up as I have some hearing issues with my left ear. Can they just use that little spoon instrument to get it out, instead of using suction or a vacuum or any of those horrible methods that are going to definitely give me an earache? I don’t know if you can even answer my question, I’m just so upset right now. I’m so sorry for bothering you if you can’t help me. I greatly Appreciate you taking the time to read this.
I’m sorry to hear of your earwax buildup and that you have a fear of ear treatment due to negative childhood experiences. It’s certainly understandable. ENT doctors and audiologists may use suction, irrigation, and hand tools to remove excess earwax. It really just depends on their preference and the individual case. You might consider calling ahead and letting them know of your history and preference for the hand tools. Hopefully, they can accommodate your preferences and help calm your nerves so you can get in there and get any treatment you may need. To keep water out of your ears, I’d recommend trying our Mack’s Pillow Soft Moldable Silicone Putty Earplugs. These earplugs simply cover and don’t enter your ear canals, so they won’t bother your very sensitive ear canals. I hope this information helps. I wish you the best with your ear health, Michelle!
I don’t know why but my left ear suddenly produce so much wax and it’s so dark and thick on outermost side and I don’t even use headphones now a days and I clean my ear with my finger 5 time a day but still it produce so much wax and my right ear is doesn’t produce this much wax only my left ear what should I do? Should I take ear drops first or go to doctor ? If you have any solution please suggest.
Because this excessive earwax is a new development and because it seems to only be occurring in your left ear, I recommend getting a proper diagnosis from an ENT doctor to rule out a possible medical issue, like an infection or other condition that might require medical treatment. If you’re just one of the many people that produce excess earwax, you might consider trying one of our OTC earwax treatments, like our Mack’s Wax Away or Mack’s ProRinse Earwax Removal Kits. Your audiologist or ENT can also help remove excess earwax as an in-office treatment during your appointment. I hope this information helps! I wish you the best of health.