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To Clean Or Not To Clean Earwax

Earwax build-up is one of the most common conditions I see on a daily basis. This article from the Wall Street Journal gives an excellent overview of the “Good, Bad…. ( I would add) …the Pain and Hearing loss “ which can result from self–care wax cleaning techniques. I typically clean ears using my microscope for visualization along with a curette and suction. I see many patients for ear wax buildup due to the use of Q-tips. Mom’s advice of never putting anything smaller than your elbow is well heeded when it comes to cleaning ones ears themselves. Q-tips should not be used in the ear canal- it’s very easy to turn a nuisance of ear wax or ear itching into a blocked painful ear with decreased hearing. Some people just produce a lot of wax and need to come in for periodic cleaning. When patients comes to see me for hearing loss and the problem is earwax, it is very gratifying and a temporary source of hearing loss which resolves with a simple cleaning.

Shared via “The Good, the Bad and the Eww of Earwax Removal

What Does An Otolaryngologist Do?

Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair / in/goll/oh / jee) is the earliest medical specialized area in the United States. Otolaryngologists are doctors trained in the surgical as well as medical management and treatment of clients with illness and conditions of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and allergies. They are typically referred to as ENT physicians.

Their unique abilities consist of diagnosing and handling illness of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), elements within oral cavity, and upper throat (mouth and throat). Otolaryngologists detect, deal with, and handle specialty-specific ailments in addition to lots of primary care problems in both children and adults.

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Office Hours - Dr. Peskind

Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday, 7:30 am - 12 pm

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Steven Peskind, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT) and allergy specialist located at 5957 Dallas Parkway, Suite #100 in Plano, TX 75093. Call 972-596-2552 or fax to 972-964-7209.

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