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Ear wax (cerumen) is produced by tiny glands in the ear canal and helps keep the ears clean. The wax is not harmful, but if it builds up, it can cause problems.
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Fluid from the ear
Fluid coming from your ear is usually just ear wax, but sometimes it can be a sign of illness or injury. Read more here about its causes and treatments.
Earache is common, especially in children. The pain is generally the result of an ear infection. You should see a doctor if it persists, you feel nauseous or have a fever.
Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, whistling or hissing in one or both ears when there is no outside sound. Learn more about the symptoms and effects of tinnitus here and find out where to get help.
Hearing loss is usually permanent, but you can protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise. Learn here about symptoms of hearing loss and when to get tested.