Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Impacted Cerumen Outlook

What to expect with cerumen impaction:

  • Most cerumen impactions respond to treatment at home.
  • Cerumen impactions that do not clear with home treatment, require treatment by a physician.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Impacted Cerumen References
  1. Kelly KE, Mohs DC. The external auditory canal. Anatomy and physiology. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1996 Oct;29(5):725-39. [8893213]
  2. Yueh B, Shapiro N, MacLean CH, Shekelle PG. Screening and management of adult hearing loss in primary care: scientific review. JAMA. 2003 Apr 16;289(15):1976-85. [1269780]
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