Ear wax Blockage is the disorder which occurs when the earwax accumulates in the ear and hardens tow ash away naturally. The earwax is helpful in providing defense and eradicates bacterial and viral infections in ear. It helps in protecting the ear by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. Earwax blockages commonly occur when people try to clean their ears on their own by placing cotton swabs or other items in their ears This often just pushes wax deeper into the ear, rather than removing it.
The incidence of complaints due to earwax in general practice, in The Netherlands, is 39.3 per 1,000 patients. Impacted cerumen is a major cause of primary care consultation, and a common comorbidity in ENT patients, the elderly, infirm and people with mental retardation.