Why is my earwax green?

Earwax, otherwise known medically as cerumen, is very important for your ear health. It is produced by glands in your outer ear canal to catch and get rid of dust and bacteria. The ear is self-cleaning and will naturally remove earwax out of the ear canal through talking, chewing, or simply moving the jaw. A normal colour of earwax is usually off-white/yellow, pale/dark orange, or brown. If you have earwax which is another colour, this may be an indication that you have an infection, or that there is heavy debris in the ear. So, what does it mean if your earwax is green, and what, if anything should you do about it?

Green earwax, especially if it is wet, may well indicate that there is pus in your ear canal. The presence of pale discharge is a signal from your immune system that you should get in touch with your doctor. If you have pus in your ear, it is frequently a symptom of an ear infection. You should definitely contact a doctor if there is also a foul smell as well as green earwax, and it is important to do so immediately to stop it from spreading to other parts of the body.

In any case, if you have any questions concerning the health of your ear, then please get in touch with us here at Ear Wax Care. A friendly and well-trained member of our team will be more than happy to answer any of your queries.

We have locations across the North West of England for your convenience

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