Ear Wax Accumulation

What Causes Ear Wax Build Up?

Ear wax build up can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose ear wax build up, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "ear wax build up" as a symptom.  For example, EFA need.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
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... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of ear wax build up.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Ear/Hearing Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about ear wax accumulation:
How much wax accumulates in your ears?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ Very little / none as far as I can tell
→ Some, needs very occasional cleaning
→ Quite a lot, requires regular cleaning
→ A lot - blocks ears and requires frequent cleaning
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no ear wax accumulation, some ear wax build up, ear wax build up or much ear wax build up, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Requirement.
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