How to get rid of earwax smell?

When it comes to earwax, there are many things which can vary between individuals due to genetic reasons, the state of their health, or how well they look after their ears. One of the things which has variation is how much one’s earwax smells. So, if you find that your earwax smells bad, what exactly can you do about it?

First things first, you should probably find out why your earwax has a bad odour. One reason is that you may have excessive earwax which has accumulated. This may be due to the glands in your ear canals secreting too much earwax, or it may also be because you are using devices to remove the earwax which is causing a build-up by pushing the wax deeper into your canal. If you have accumulated earwax, then this can cause a bad smell due to the accumulation of bacteria and dirt.

Another reason for why your earwax may smell bad is if you have a middle ear infection. If you have this type of ear infection, it may smell bad because of the fluid trapped behind the eardrum, which causes the middle ear to swell, and the resulting infection can lead to a foul-smelling ear condition.

If your bad-smelling earwax is due to the first reason (i.e. earwax build-up), then you can simply remove the excess earwax. You can use an at-home treatment of olive oil to remove the wax. Alternatively, you may get in touch with a member of our team at Ear Wax Care to find out whether we can offer you a treatment to remove the wax.

If you suspect that you have an infection (you should be able to tell due to other symptoms of earache, fever, lack of energy, being sick, slight hearing loss), then we recommend that you get in touch with a doctor to find out how they can help.

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