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The possible link between ear wax and food

Did you know that some foods may possibly cause ear wax build-up?

  • Gluten – a type of protein mostly found in wheat, gluten is also found in foods that are made with barley and rye. Eating excess amounts of gluten can lead to more production of ear wax 


  • Dairy Products – the lactose found in dairy products can also cause more ear wax to be produced, especially if you are lactose intolerant 


  • Sodium – too much salt or sodium in your diet can lead to more ear wax. Salt or sodium can also cause high blood pressure, which affects the blood flow to your ears and increases ear wax production 


  • Caffeine – mostly found in coffee, tea, and energy drinks, caffeine is among the top of the list of foods that produces more ear wax. 


  • Sugar – the glucose found in sugar can cause more ear wax in your ear canal. Studies have also shown that people with diabetes have a 30% higher chance of experiencing hearing issues 


  • Soy – a type of legume often used as a substitute for meat or dairy, consuming too much soy or soy products (tofu, soy nuts, soy sauce) can lead to more ear wax production  


Remember: Never put anything in your ears to try and remove ear wax. It’s dangerous to insert small sharp objects into your ears and can also make problems with build-up worse as the wax gets pushed further into your ear canal.


To find out more about our safe, endoscopic ear wax removal service visit our Ear Wax page.


To book an ear wax removal appointment or for more advice please call 01223 661 399 or book an appointment online

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