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Cerumen Impaction

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines PCP to attempt removal prior to referring to specialist.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Use peroxide drops for 2-3 days to soften wax, then vinegar - water irrigation by patient daily for one week

Mix one ounce of warm tap water with one ounce of household white vinegar. It is best if the mixture is close to body temperature to prevent dizziness. Fill the syringe with the vinegar-water mixture and gently irrigate your ear. Use up the whole mixture each time - it usually fills the syringe 5-6 times. Do this over the sink or before your shower.

Audiogram to be scheduled and performed at UMHS (outside testing not accepted).
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) Earwax
Appointment Timeframe Next available general Otolaryngology appointment
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart.
External Patient: Hand carry Non-UM records and films to visit.
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-936-8051
Clinic Location Sites Taubman Healthcare Center
UM Consulting Physician Otolaryngology Faculty
Katherine Do Heidenreich, M.D.
Brian Kilbarger PA
Jeffrey John Stanley, M.D.
Revised on: 01/23/2015



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