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16/06/2015 12:03 BST | Updated 17/06/2015 10:59 BST

How To Remove Impacted Earwax: Specialists Remove Huge Piece Of Earwax From Man's Ear

If you're about to tuck into some tasty lunch, then you might want to look away now...

This video from YouTube user Kyle Davis shows what happens when impacted earwax is extracted from the ear canal. And it's pretty damn gross.

According to the NHS, earwax doesn't usually cause problems, but if too much earwax is produced it can lead to a build-up of earwax in the ear canal, which can result in a blocked and painful ear or hearing loss.

This is otherwise known as impacted earwax.

Treatment options for this include specially prescribed ear drops or, if they don't work, ear irrigation. This is when a pressurised flow of water helps remove the earwax.

In this particular instance, surgeons used tweezers to extract a large chunk of impacted earwax from Davis' ear.

We bet he felt loads better afterwards.

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