Earwax build-upOverview


Sometimes earwax can build up in your ears and block them. This can be uncomfortable and annoying, but can usually be treated.


You can try to remove earwax using drops of olive or almond oil. If that does not work, you can get chemical drops from a pharmacy.


Symptoms of an earwax build-up include earache, difficulty hearing and itchiness in your ear.

Page last reviewed: 21/12/2017
Next review due: 21/12/2020