Quiz: External Ear Obstructions
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When a patient presents with itching and pain of the ear, as well as conductive hearing loss, obstruction of the ear canal is a possible diagnosis. A typical cause of these symptoms is cerumen impaction due to the patient pushing cerumen further into the ear while attempting to clean the ear canal with cotton swabs. The best method for removing this cerumen from the ear includes which of the following?

  • A.

    Irrigation with glycerin

  • B.

    Irrigation with hydrogen peroxide

  • C.

    Rolling it out of the ear with a blunt curet

  • D.

    Topical application of liquid docusate sodium

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