How To Remove Ear Wax

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How To Remove Ear Wax

A certain amount of earwax is natural, as it protects your ear canal from dirt and curbs bacteria growth. But too much can be gross, uncomfortable and embarrassing!

  • How to get rid of ear wax safely
  • How to prevent ear wax buildup
  • I Have Waxy Ears.
    A certain amount of earwax is natural, as it protects your ear canal from dirt and curbs bacteria growth. Ears are self-cleaning, meaning that excess earwax dries up and falls out of the ear. A lot of times when people clean their ears with cotton swabs or napkins, they accidentally push the earwax into the ear, which can cause problems.

    If you want to clean your ear, just wash the external part with a washcloth over your finger. Try the an ear wax removal kit to get a safe, deep clean.

    Some people experience a buildup of earwax, resulting in a blockage. The symptoms of earwax blockage include earache, a feeling of fullness in your ear, ear noise, and a decrease in hearing from the affected ear. You can visit the doctor who can clean out your ears for you using a curette, a small, curved instrument. He may flush out the wax using a water pick or a rubber-bulb syringe filled with warm water. Another method is suctioning out the excess wax. If you frequently experience earwax blockages, your doctor may prescribe a wax-removal medication to prevent any further complications.

    You can also try to remove your earwax in the safety of your own home, if the doctor gives you permission. You will have to make sure you don’t have any holes in your eardrum or sores in your ear canal or else this process will hurt you. To soften the wax, use an eyedropper full of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin or hydrogen peroxide in your ear canal twice daily for three days. Then, after the wax is softened, tilt your head to the side and pull up your outer ear and use a rubber-bulb syringe to shoot warm water into the ear canal. Then turn your head to the side and let the water and wax come out. After, dry your outer ear using a towel. To dry your ear canal, squirt one full eyedropper of rubbing alcohol into your ear canal and then turn your head to let it run out. You may need to repeat the entire process.

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