Speech and Language Development

Also called ear fluid, OME can affect your child’s ability to hear normally. This information will help you better understand how ear fluid might affect your child.

Understanding Ear Fluid

Ear fluid, or OME, occurs in the middle ear. The middle ear is an air-filled space just behind the eardrum.

Ways to Help Reduce Earwax Buildup

Rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide drops or irrigation can help reduce earwax buildup. But avoid putting any objects in the ears.

Earwax Prevention – FAQs

Most people do not need a regular schedule for preventing earwax buildup. Some people may need to have their ears cleaned at times.

Dos and Don’ts of Earwax (Cerumen)

Earwax (cerumen) is normal. Earwax that does not cause symptoms or block the ear canal should be left alone.