How Do I Remove Ear Wax Build Up

There are different ways by which it is possible to remove earwax build up. Persons suffering from earwax build up should consult a doctor to gain immediate relief. It is always a safe and preferable option to entrust the responsibility of removing earwax to doctors, as it will not damage one’s eardrum.

Role of Hydrogen Peroxide:        

Hydrogen peroxide is perfectly suited to clear earwax build up appropriately. One need to realize the fact that hydrogen peroxide also cannot carry out the cleaning process effectively. Hydrogen peroxide alone cannot effectively carry out the cleaning process as it lacks the ability to soften wax. To achieve the best possible result one can always make use of hydrogen peroxide along with softened wax.

Do Not Stick Cotton Swabs:

It is advisable not to stick cotton swabs and other objects in a bid to remove earwax. Every effort should be made not to force cotton swabs or related objects into the ear as it can cause the eardrum to perforate. A perforated eardrum can cause immense pain and increase the possibility of potential infection as well. Forcing cotton swabs can also cause the earwax to deepen further into the ear thus causing more pain and difficulty.

Use Mineral Oil, Baby Oil and Olive Oil:        

A mixture of mineral oil, baby oil and olive oil can prove to be effective in getting relief from wax buildup. It is recommended to apply the above-mentioned mixture for a continuous period of 5-7 days. The application of the above-mentioned mixture should be done with the help of an eyedropper. The head should be placed in a tilted position until the oil drains into the eardrum properly. The above-mentioned process should be repeated both in the morning as well as in the evening.

Remove the Loosened Wax with Plain Old Tap Water:

Old tap water filled in a syringe can be used for the sole purpose of removing the loosened wax. It is necessary for the old tap water to be as close to body temperature as possible. It is always a good idea to maintain the temperature of water close to 98.6 degrees.

Insert the Bulb Syringe into the Ear Canal:

The bulb syringe should be inserted into the ear canal in an appropriate manner to successfully remove earwax. Warm water should be squirted into the ear by applying minimum pressure. The applied pressure should not be excessive as it can cause a great deal of pain as well. The position of the head should be towards the sink and excess water should be allowed to drain out of the ear. This process should be repeated for a number of times to gain the best result.

After the wax is removed completely, the ear should be dried appropriately. This is performed in two steps. The outside portion of the ear should be dried with the help of a towel and secondly inject a few drops of alcohol into the ear canal as well. The above-mentioned technique is a preferable approach as it makes the use of a cotton swab rather unnecessary. One also needs to realize the fact that earwax is necessary for the overall health as well as the health of ears and hence its removal should be performed when necessary.