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Updated guideline on management of earwax

KEY POINT

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO–HNSF) released an updated guideline on management of cerumen (i.e., earwax) impaction that includes information on primary prevention, effective treatments, contraindicated interventions, and enhanced patient education and counseling tips.

SOURCES

Schwartz SR, et al. Clinical practice guideline (update): Earwax (cerumen impaction). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;156(1):14–29.

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. Clinical practice guideline: Cerumen impaction. Accessed January 22, 2017.