The safety and effectiveness of different methods of ear wax removal: a systematic review and economic evaluation
journal contributionposted on 2010-06-01, 00:00 authored by A Clegg, E Loveman, Elena GospodarevskayaElena Gospodarevskaya, P Harris, A Bird, J Bryant, D Scott, P Davidson, P Little, R Coppin
Build-up of earwax is a common reason for attendance in primary care. Current practice for earwax removal generally involves the use of a softening agent, followed by irrigation of the ear if required. However, the safety and benefits of the different methods of removal are not known for certain.