Why does my ear wax smell bad

Patient : Why does my ear wax smell bad
Doctor :   Hi. Thanks for your query. Read and understood your history of ear wax smelling bad. The cause is the ceruminex an d the sweat produced in the ear canal skin is different from that of the other areas of the body. It looks that you are excessively cleaning the ears canals and allow the entry of the bacteria which produce gas and that gives the smell to the wax. I would advise you to consult an ENT Surgeon to get yourself an ENT examination and decided the cause and treat if required. I hope this answers your query.

Related Q&A

Q: Hello, I have a question about potentially becoming infected by blood borne diseases by coming into contact with drie...

Q: For 3 months I have a had a pain off and on to my right just above navel. I have had bouts of ibs in the past. When i...

Q: I ate out today around 12 hours back. 2 hours back I started to have this crampy sort of pain in my left side of sto...

Q: I have been taking Teva generic klonopin for panic disorder for a long time and they switched it to the brand Accord ...

Q: Dr., Does a classic Passive/Aggressive patient (although, from the physical and emotional abuse enacted would seem o...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews