Home remedies to clean ear wax

The ears play a rather important role in the ease with which we live our lives. They are important not only for the fact that they help us differentiate sounds and identify the location that they are being emitted from, but also because of the role they play in helping us find our balance - thereby allowing us to walk properly. While most complications affecting the ears are unlikely to cause any significant problem with regards to the balance of the body, most cases will see the individual suffer from a significant amount of distress because of the impeded ability to hear anything clearly.

Earwax is probably the most common cause of an auditory canal obstruction and is primarily a product of the glands in the outer ear canal and charged with the task of trapping dust particles and other foreign bodies in order to prevent them from reaching and possibly causing any kind of damage to the eardrum. Under normal conditions, one will see this wax dry up and fall out of the ear during the course of the day. However, there are instances in which the removal of ear wax is either not as effective or the production of earwax is excessive enough to cause a blockage in the ear canal - causing a blockage to occur. Studies show that about 6% of all individuals suffer from blocked ear canals as a result of earwax buildup and some of the most common causes of the same happen to be the excessive use of Q tips that are used presumably to remove ear wax from the ear canal. However, most often, these q tips do nothing more than simply push the earwax further deeper into the ear canal - causing it to solidify and result in ear wax build up and then cause some kind of blockage.

Because of the fact that ear wax problems are such a common condition all over the world, there are a number of very effective ear wax removal home remedy options that have been developed in order to help victims deal with the problem. Before getting into the various details of how to clean ear wax build up, it is important to be able to identify the various symptoms that will develop as a result of the condition. Some of the most common and prominent symptoms of the illness include dizziness, a significantly decreased sense of hearing, an ache in the ear as well as a ringing sensation in the ear.

One of the most common ear wax treatment or ear wax remedies for earwax buildup in the auditory canal is the use of hydrogen peroxide. The compound can be purchased at almost any medical store anywhere in the world and administered to your affected ears. Administration should be carried out by first lying on your side and, with the help of a pipit. You would need to apply just a few drops of the compound into your ear.

Once done, allow the compound to perform its reaction - which you will notice when a few popping sounds occur within your ear. This is the sound of the hydrogen peroxide melting any solidified ear wax. After a few minutes, place a piece of cloth onto the outer side of the ear and turn your head over in order to drain the ear into the piece of cloth. You will see a lot of debris accompany the hydrogen peroxide and almost instantly, you should feel your ears open up. Perform the same actions with your other ear. However it is necessary that you be very careful with the application of the compound as it could also affect your ears in a negative way causing hearing loss. Consult a doctor in case you are worried about trying any home remedies.

answered by G R

Cures for Ear Wax

Ear wax accumulates in our ears over a period of time and requires cleaning. However, even if you can feel the ear wax as a hard little knot, never put in anything sharp into your ear. Even if you are given tips on how well you can clean the ear yourself, refrain from sticking in a pen, a pin, or any other object that looks sharp and can clean our your ear. When you use something sharp, hoping to pull the wax out, you are in fact pushing it deeper into the ear and making it difficult for the wax to be extracted.

If you ear is hurting or if you notice some discharge from your ear, then don't even touch it. Simply go the nearest doctor. Not being able to hear anything is also not a good sign and you should get it checked out by a doctor.

Of course, you can visit your doctor or try some of these simple home remedies. You can use some ear drops to soften the ear wax. You can use a few drops of glycerin to soften the wax. Do this two or three days. The wax will now be soft. You can now fill a syringe with some water and squirt very little into your ear. Bend over a bowl or a sink. Turn your head sideways so that the water runs out. Once this is done, it is essential that you dry your ears. Instead of using a towel to pat it dry, use your hair dryer and dry your ears completely.

answered by G M

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