Saturday, 7 June 2014

Ear Wax Removal Home Remedy

Ear Wax Removal Home Remedy

What is Ear Wax?

Ear wax is natural. It is generated by the body itself and is good for your ears. It actually helps the ear from external bacteria and also act as a lubricant for the ear canal.

How it affects the ears? Causes of Ear Wax accumulation in large amounts:
1) It affects in a negative way when we use cotton swabs to clean our ears. What happens is that while using cotton swabs, we may feel that we are cleaning the ears but the thing is it sometime pushes ear wax further inside causing blockages since the wax enters the ear canal and accumulate in large amounts.

2) When we listen to loud music using an ear phone, the sound pressure pushes the wax inside and accumulate there.

Process to remove ear wax:
1) Soften the Ear Wax

Generally an ear wax is thick in nature. Such a thickness prevents the ear wax to come out easily. To start with, it is essential to make the ear wax as soft as possible. Use Warm Olive Oil about 5 drops and lay on the couch to allow the oil enter deep inside. Wait for 20 minutes.

Hydrogen Peroxide to remove ear wax is also useful in making the wax softer. But it need to be takes in combination with water else its quite harmful. I have heard in some cases, hydrogen peroxide can cause damage to your eardrum, it stings like crazy and you cause permanent damage to your ears and hearing.

Soften the ear wax by putting a few drops of baby oil or mineral oil with the help of a dropper. Let the oil settle in for some time by placing a cotton ball at the ear opening.

2) Use plain lukewarm water

After 2 days of using olive oil, generally the wax gets soft. Its time to use the warm water. Use a rubber-bulb syringe to gently squirt warm water into your ear canal. Tilt your head and pull your outer ear up and back to straighten your ear canal. When finished irrigating, tip your head to the side to let the water drain out.

How to prevent excess ear wax blockage?
1) Avoid using cotton swabs
2) Stop listening to ear phone and loud music
3) Don’t use any pointed objects inside the ears
4) Avoid using cold water after softening the wax using olie oil as it will again turn the wax into hard state.
5) Don’t use candle ear wax remover.


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