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A Procedure For Ear Exception

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Ear Irrigation WHAT IS EAR IRRIGATION? Ear irrigation is a procedure to wash dirt and wax out of your ear canal. It is also called lavage. You may need ear irrigation if you are having trouble hearing because of a buildup of earwax. You may also have ear irrigation as part of treatment for an ear infection. Getting wax and dirt out of your ear canal can help some medicines given as ear drops work better. HOW IS EAR IRRIGATION PERFORMED? The procedure may vary among health care providers and hospitals. You may be given ear drops to put in your ear 15–20 minutes before irrigation. This helps loosen the wax. Then, a syringe containing water and a sterile salt solution (saline) can be gently inserted into the ear canal. The saline is used to
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