Some people are naturally prone to earwax building up in their ears and may need frequent treatment to remove it when it becomes a problem.
It's not clear if there's anything you can do tostop earwax blocking your ears, although some doctors recommend using eardrops regularly to keep your earwax soft.
Don't try to scrape out the earwax with your finger or an object inserted into your ear, as this this can make the problem worse.
Speak to your doctor for advice if earwax builds up in your ears regularly.
Read about what problems a build-up of earwax can cause, why it happens, and what can be done about it.
Some people regularly get blocked ears because they naturally produce a lot of earwax. Other factors that can increase the risk of too much earwax include: producing naturally hard or dry earwax h
A build-up of earwax in your ear can cause: earache hearing loss tinnitus (hearing sounds from inside your body) itchiness in or around the ear vertigo (a spinning sensation) ear inf
Don't try to remove a build-up of earwax yourself with your fingers, a cotton bud or any other object. This can damage your ear and push the wax further down. If the earwax is only causing minor prob
Contact your GP surgery if you have particularly troublesome symptoms or eardrops haven't helped after three to five days. Your GP or practice nurse will look inside your ears to check if they're blo
There are several different earwax removal treatments available. The main treatments are: eardrops dropsused several times a day for a few days to soften the earwax so that it falls out by itself
Some people are naturally prone to earwax building up in their ears and may need frequent treatment to remove it when it becomes a problem. It's not clear if there's anything you can do tostop earwax