Gentle flushing of the outer EAR to remove accumulated CERUMEN or foreign objects. Typically a health-care provider performs ear lavage in the doctor’s office or a clinical setting, using a bulb syringe to instill warm water or other liquid and a basin to collect the solution as it drains from the auditory canal (ear canal). Ear lavage generally does not cause discomfort. People who have middle or inner ear disorders, vestibular disorders, or MYRINGOTOMY tubes in place should not undergo ear lavage.
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