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Ear wax bias question

Post 1

Paigetheoracle

I may have a hiatus hernia, which leads me to sleep on my left side. Does this explain why I need my left ear syringed more regularly than the right and if so why does this occur, that is what is the mechanism involved?


Ear wax bias question

Post 2

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Ears are supposed to be self-cleaning. Some people never have any buildup.

If your earwax tends to be dry, you may have Asian ancestry. If it's sticky or wet, European or African ancestry may be involved. If you're getting older, the texture is likely to become flaky.

I've had to have wax removed from my ears once or twice.


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