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How to Remove Ear Wax

How to Remove Ear Wax

Your ear wax may not appear like a vital bodily function, but it plays an important role in your ear health. Ear wax (also spelled as one word: earwax) is a yellowish, waxy substance called cerumen, and it is produced by glands in the ear canal. Its job is to

What Are Adenoids, and What Do They Do?

What Are Adenoids, and What Do They Do?

The adenoids are two fleshy bumps of tissue at the back of the throat, just above the tonsils. In fact, they are often referred to as nasopharyngeal tonsils. Buried deep within the soft palate (roof of the mouth), our adenoids—unlike our tonsils—are not directly visible.

Along with the tonsils, adenoids are

Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

Sore throats often begin with a slight tickling sensation that progresses to a painful irritation, which ultimately makes swallowing and talking difficult. Also called pharyngitis, the condition occurs when your throat becomes infected from either viruses or bacteria. Other types of bacteria that can cause sore throats include canker sores,

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