Ear Wax: How Do You Clean Your Ears?

How do you clean your ears out if you do have an excessive amount of ear wax?  We talked about there’s really no way to know if you have wax without seeing a professional.

 

But if you think you have ear wax the only thing we would ever really recommend is something over the counter.  There’s a number of commercially bought over the counter earwax removal kits.  We really don’t recommend those for a couple of reasons.  Most of those involve putting liquid in the ear and then some type of liquid, rinse, or like a splash through a bulb syringe.

 

If you’ve ever had any ear problem, any past ear infections, if you for some reason had even a small rupture in the ear canal using something like that would be ill advised.

 

The other issue is if you have a significant amount of debris in the ear and then you add moisture to it, it can lead to a clump or blockage and actually make the issue even worse.  So it’s not really advised.

Again if you really really felt the need to to do something at home, the only thing we’d ever recommend is an over the counter kit, but ultimately you’re probably in better hands coming to a professional. 

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