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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have earwax?

Dr-Universe-230SPOKANE, Wash. – The other day I was scratching my ears when I noticed some yellowish-brown gunk on my claw. It was pretty gross, but it also made me very curious.

I decided to meet up with my friend Susan Perkins and investigate why we have earwax.

Before Perkins was a nursing instructor here at Washington State University, she spent several years as a school nurse. She’s seen some big clumps of earwax.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/04/04/earwax-why-do-we-have-it/.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

 

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