How can earwax impaction be prevented?

Do not stick anything into your ears to clean them. Use cotton swabs only on the outside of the ear. If you have a severe enough problem with earwax that you need to have it removed by a health professional more than once a year, discuss with them which method of prevention (if any) may work best for you.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/17/2017.

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