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!