What Is the Wax in the Human Ear?



Overview

Earwax, or cerumen, is a yellowish waxy secretion produced by glands in the outer portion of the ear canal, according to the Nemours Foundation. Although earwax may seem unpleasant, your body continues to produce it because it serves a number of important functions. On the other hand, you may need to seek medical advice if you think your ears have too much wax in them....

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Gross, but cool.