There is cerumen embolism in the ear, how can we prevent it?

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Cerumen has a certain protective effect on the skin of the external auditory canal. If the cerumen in the external auditory canal is secreted too much or is not excreted smoothly, the cerumen will accumulate in the external auditory canal, block the external auditory canal, cause inflammation, or affect hearing.

There is cerumen embolism in the ear. How can we prevent it?

1. Keep the external auditory canal clean. If itching occurs in the external auditory canal, you can wipe it with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to achieve the effect of sterilization and prevention of infection. In daily life, pay attention to keeping the external auditory canal dry and not exposed to water. If you swim in the water, be sure to protect your ears from water.
2. Plug your ears scientifically. If you have symptoms of itching in your ears, you can use an ear pick to pick out your ears. Be careful not to rupture the eardrum when using it, so as not to cause damage to the eardrum. Before removing your ears, you must master scientific surgical skills and clean out the large cerumen in your ears as much as possible, so as to ensure your own health. In daily life, if the external auditory canal is damaged, you must pay attention to keeping the external auditory canal dry to prevent secondary infection.
3. Treat ear inflammation in time. Inflammation of the ear canal can cause congestion and edema of the ear canal skin, narrowing the ear canal, affecting the excretion of cerumen, and can also lead to tinnitus, hearing loss, and inflammation. If there is yellow, sticky discharge in the ear, or suppurative otitis media, timely treatment is required, including physical therapy with oral medications to avoid the formation of cerumen embolism.

What to do if there is cerumen embolism:
1. Keeping the external auditory canal clean is the first condition to prevent earwax embolism. If you have earwax flakes and feel itchy in the external auditory canal, you can dip a cotton swab into the ear canal cleaning solution and wipe it gently. This will not only relieve itching but also disinfect and prevent infection.
2. Before swimming, it is best to have it checked by a doctor and remove the earwax scraps to prevent embolism from forming after water intrusion.
3. For smaller earwax, dip a cotton swab into the ear canal cleaning solution and gently wipe the ear canal and remove it gently.
4. Once earwax induces inflammation, active anti-inflammation should be performed first, and the embolus should be removed as soon as possible to prevent poor drainage and the inward spread of inflammation. Be sure to use ear canal cleaning fluidCleaning and caring for the ears can be effective and best prevent the occurrence of ear diseases. It also has a very good assisting effect on the rehabilitation of ear patients.
Some cerumen embolisms have been clogged for a long time, and the cerumen has become very hard. It is not recommended to deal with it by yourself. Be sure to see a professional otolaryngologist for treatment. Generally, doctors will use a solvent to soften the cerumen to soften the cerumen before removing it.

In addition, when wearing a hearing aid, you must regularly clean the earwax in the ear canal to prevent the sound outlet from being blocked by earwax. When the sound outlet of the hearing aid is blocked, the sound will become smaller, and in severe cases, there will be no sound.

The elderly are prone to cerumen embolism, mainly due to the following reasons:

01. The secretion of cerumen glands in the cartilage part of the elderly increases.

02. Elderly people have loose muscles, weak mandibular joint movement and collapse of the external auditory canal, making it difficult for cerumen to be discharged.

03. As age increases, the elasticity and toughness of the auricle will decrease. The skin of the auricle will become dry and prone to trauma and cracks. The cerumen will easily condense and harden, blocking the external auditory canal.

04. Some elderly people have thick and long hair growing in their ear canals toward the tympanic membrane, increasing the possibility of cerumen embolism.