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5 Tips To Remove Earwax At Home



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5 Tips To Remove Earwax At Home

I sure wish i would have had these tips when my daughter was little. There was one time we went to a doctor's appointment and she had so much wax buildup they had to use a little tool to help get it out. So apparently she is just one of those kids that have more earwax than normal. LOL
I'm sure most of you know that those q-tips and cotton swabs they sell in the store are actually not good for cleaning your ears out, they actually push the earwax further back into your ear canal, which in turn can be completely unpleasant.

So here are some things you can use at home, if you have the same problem, to help get that earwax out!!

1. Hydrogen Peroxide Flush. mix equal parts of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and water, pour a few drops into your ear. Allow the mixture it to act for a little bit, tilt your head in the opposite direction and let everything that was accumulated to drain out.
2. Baking Soda. Mix a quarter teaspoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of water. tilt you head to one and side and put a few drops into your ear. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes and then slowly start adding warm water into you ear. Now tilt you head to the opposite side and let the mixture and dissolved earwax drain out. Wipe ear with a clean towel.
3. Glycerin. Tilt you head to one side and put three to five drops of glycerin in your ear. Plug your ear with a small cotton ball and let the glycerin act for at least three hours. Remove the cotton ball after the three hours and flush the ear gently with warm water. Tilt your head to the opposite side and let the mixture completely drain.
4. Salt Water. Salt water helps soften the accumulated wax. take a half cup of warm water and dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt. Tilt you head and put a few drops of the solution into your ear, stay like this for three to five minutes. After that, tilt your head in the opposite direction to allow the water to drain out.
5. Olive Oil. Olive oil also softens the earwax and makes it easier to remove. Olive oil also has antiseptic properties that help reduce the risk of infections. Warm a little bit of olive oil and put three to five drops in your ear. let it stand for ten minutes so it can have it's time to soften the earwax. Next, tilt your head in the opposite direction, and you can use a cotton swab to help clean out any remaining oil or wax in the ear.

These tips would have made my life soooo much easier! I bought the same little tool they used at the doctor and everything to try and clean her ears better, which was very unsuccessful by the way! Eventually though, she outgrew this whole thing because now she doesn't really have that problem anymore!

Hope this helps someone! Thanks for reading everyone!

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idealmike

Ohh I could have done with these tips a month back or so when I had a blocked ear lol. It was blocked for a good few days and it's really annoying when you can't hear anything. I purchased some peroxide ear drops and I could hear it all crackling and fizzing away in my ear lol. After about 2 days I tried that diverse trick. You know where you hold your nose and mouth shut and try to blow really hard. I heard this giant popping sound and suddenly my hearing was restored! I've never been so glad to be able to hear again. You just don't realize how much you appreciate your hearing until it's been taken away from you! But these are good tips that can help get you out of having to go to the doctors and have your ears syringed! I was not looking forward to having to do that! 5 Tips To Remove Earwax At Home



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ermini2

oh yikes! i hate getting anything in my ears..including water! i dont know why but it just bothers me so bad.

glad to hear to are better and have your hearing back! thats crazy though, sorry i couldnt have been a help sooner! =]



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idealmike

I forgive you lol 5 Tips To Remove Earwax At Home



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MusicMoguls

I think i will use this in my near future! This is awesome for people to use when they don't want to go out and buy something. You may have everything you need already just check it out. Sometimes people underestimate the value of using the things you already have handy in the house. Nine times out of ten you can do so much with what you already have and their is no need to go out and buy anything. I had no idea that olive oil could serve this kind of purpose! I guess i really do learn something all the time. This does not seem to hard to do and it for the most part seems adult friendly. I don think this will work well for kids but i could be wrong.



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ballyhara

I have tried Glycerin and it does work. My physician told me to put 2 drops on each ear, then put some cotton balls in my ears, and go to sleep. You should do this every night for a couple of nights. In less than a week, you will notice the earwax will come out by itself. This one is great for kids or people like me, who don't like to feel anything inside my ears. Not very familiar with the other ideas, but olive oil may do exactly the same as Glycerin. Anyway, check eventually with your physician, a ear infection is the less you want to experiment.



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jasminemax

I remember those days, when I was a 5th grade kid, my mum took me to an ENT specialist to get my ears cleaned.

When the doctor approached me, I was shivering in fear. When he took a torch to visualize my ears, I literally jumped from the chair and ran away 5 Tips To Remove Earwax At Home

Coming to the point, the tips are really helpful. I would suggest it to everyone who suffers from earwax.



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ballyhara

I was just like you when I was a kid hahaha, and your post really brought me back those memories. My mom used to literally chase me around the house, so she could take me to the ear doctor. So far, I can tell you the glycerin tip really works, specially if you let it work while sleeping. Avoid using Q-tips or whatever, because those only junk the wax to the bottom, and can cause serious issues.



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betty01

For an earwax removal, just get a cotton buds, gently push and turn around 360 degreesin your ear and ALAS! it's done! Hahahaha!
But Ms. ermini2 just wanted to give us a very helpful information or tips to remove hard,stinky earwax i n our ears who stayed there for a long period of time, it also causes deafness to a person especially if two ears were affected. This is a home remedy that can be used than going to a doctor doing a series test and will also cost a lot of money by just removing hard earwax!

This is very helpful. Thank you.



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naknakdatu

Wow! Thank you for this wonderful post. This is a great help. I will definitely follow this tips for my children.



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pandooh

I'll take note of this. I can't clean my own ears unless with the help of my mother, LOL. I'm still dependent with her when it comes to this. I'll be happy to clean my own and use this tricks. I just hope that it won't get stuck inside my ears when doing so.



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gelotologist

These tips are actually great but my techniques in moving my earwax at home is by the help of my mom. She uses this metal thing that has a scoop shape at the end and she just hook it up to take off the earwax. She just did it fast and so easy but it hurts sometimes but I think it's totally worth it.



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felabruno

There are many things you can buy at a pharmacy that are based on those ingredeients you mentioned. I had one with sea salt (I had no idea that a "homemade" salt water works too). The other one was based on olive oil I think and I can really recommend it because oil dissolves other oily things.



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augusta

Really, I use mostly cotton bud and mild water never knew about this other ways.Thanks for the share, will try using some of those tips, hope it works better. I just bookmarked this page for future references.



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Blank629

I like this homemade ideas to remove earwax. I once experienced when I was a kid. It is so irritating to me. And I need to go to the doctor which I hate the most. So this remedies is a great help to me and to others who suffers earwax. To think that the solutions is already in the house. Just how amazing is that? I will try to study it in case someone in my family have an earwax.



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mildredtabitha

Thanks for sharing this tips. Salt water mix and baking soda is what is always available and so I will consider using baking soda. Stuffing things in the ear to remove wax is really not pleasant since it only leads to more damage. Liquid is better and so I will add this to my routine.



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Pixie06

You are right. It is not advisable to use the cotton swabs. I previously hurt my ear while I was cleaning it with a cotton swab. My doctor suggested some ear drops and it works wonderfully. To be honest, I was not aware of those remedies before and I will try the baking soda one as it seems to be the easiest.



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Barida

Well, I still make use of the cotton swabs and it has been working nicely for me. This doesn't mean that I'm looking at changing it soon, but to have these list of options have got to show that there are other options that I can use and still feel fine about it. So, I am really happy to have come across such a nice article like this.



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Barida

This is a quality content that I've been unable to see for so long. The thing is that earwax can be frightening especially for kids in the sense that you don't know what to do at a particular point when you are passing through such a condition. So, these list of options on how to remove the earwax is one that I will definitely try and hope it is going to be good for me at the end of the day.



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