Gordon H. Sun, MD, MS


February 15, 2017

Fourth Case: Home-Based Treatment of Cerumen Impaction

A 28-year-old graduate student, after undergoing aural irrigation in the university clinic, was discussing self-cleaning of the ears with his primary care provider. Otologic examination had demonstrated no abnormal findings other than copious firm cerumen, all of which was cleared with several rounds of irrigation. The patient asked whether he could use a syringe or cotton swabs at home to clean his ears.


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