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You can try to remove earwax using medicines from a pharmacy, such as medical grade olive or almond oil (if you're not allergic).
You cannot prevent earwax build up. But you can keep using eardrops for a few days to soften the wax. This will help it fall out on its own.
Sometimes earwax can build up in your ears and block them. This can be uncomfortable and annoying, but can usually be treated.
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