Earwax and Glands

Earwax: Sweat and Cerumen Glands: Part 3   Glands of the Skin of the Ear Canal Earwax is the result of the action of sweat and cerumen glands in the skin lining of the outer portion of the ear canal (Figure 1).  The dermis of the skin of the cartilaginous ear canal contains two exocrine…

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Earwax, Odor, and Anxiety – Part 2

Earwax, Odor, and Anxiety Earwax, odor, and anxiety often go hand-in-hand.  This post discusses the relationship between them. Earwax and Body Odor Earwax is the result of sweat glands, of which there are two types: eccrine and apocrine.  Eccrine sweat glands are found throughout the skin (but not in the ear canal, although a few…

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