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Ear drops for the removal of ear wax

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Background Ear wax (cerumen) is a normal bodily secretion that can become a problem when it obstructs the ear canal. Symptoms attributed to wax (such as deafness and pain) are among the commonest reasons for patients to present to primary care with ear trouble. Wax is part of the ear's self-cleaning mechanism and is usually naturally expelled from the ear canal without causing problems. When this mechanism fails, wax is retained in the canal and may become impacted; interven... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/14651858.CD012171.pub2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1261-5876
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Grant:
Cochrane Infrastructure, Cochrane Programme Grant or Cochrane Incentive funding to Cochrane ENT
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews More from this journal
Volume:
2018
Issue:
7
Article number:
CD012171
Publication date:
2018-07-25
Acceptance date:
2018-07-24
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ISSN:
1469-493X
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pubs:891256
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uuid:fe9dc0db-4c46-4e3d-89a7-fd535c235a0e
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pubs:891256
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891256
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2018-07-26

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