Cerumen Impaction Management

Cerumen Impaction Management - #18

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Practical dosing information for ceruminolytic agents.

Inpatient and outpatient

Course of treatment for a patient presenting with cerumen impaction.

  1. List complications of cerumen impaction
  2. List medical interventions to aid in resolution of cerumen impaction
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Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin