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How to Safely Clean Your Ears

Clean Your Ears
Clean Your Ears

Do your ears feel blocked up? Earwax can protect your ears. However, excess earwax build-up may make hearing difficult. Using cotton swabs is not a safe way to remove earwax. Here is the ultimate guide for cleaning your ears safely.

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(1) Using a damp cloth

Do your ears feel blocked up? Earwax can protect your ears. However, excess earwax build-up may make hearing difficult. Using cotton swabs is not a safe way to remove earwax. Here is the ultimate guide for cleaning your ears safely.

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(2) Traditional eardrops/ Mineral Oils

You can purchase over-the-counter eardrops from pharmacies. These eardrops are solutions to soften an earwax build-up and make it loose to remove easily. Generally, they contain mineral oil, baby oil, glycerine, hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Please follow the instructions to place a few drops of solution into the ears. Wait a certain amount of time, then earwax will drain out from the ears.

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(3) Use a syringe

You can also use a bulb syringe to irrigate your ears. Earwax can be rinsed out the ear canal gently by using lukewarm water or a warm saline solution. It will be more effective if you are the first time to use some types of wax softener 15 to 30 minutes before irrigating.