Earwax is a natural substance by glands in the ear canal. The main work of the wax is to protect ears from bacteria and other external agents.
Earwax can be cleaned from the ear, but you should take care not to damage any of the sensitive parts of the ear while doing so. This article should help you remove earwax safely and effectively.
Ear wax can cause irritation when there is a blockage or impaction due to an accumulation deep inside the ear canal. The wax gets pushed up deeper into the ear while inserting cotton into it, hence causing blockage and discomfort.
Signs of earwax buildup include:
- Sudden or partial hearing loss, which is usually temporary
- Tinnitus, which is a ringing or buzzing in the ear
- A feeling of fullness in the ear
So, to prevent earwax build up you must clean your ears often. But do not use cotton swabs.
We are going to give you some natural home remedies for cleaning your ears:
- Olive oil
Oliver oil can soften the wax, making it easier to come out of the ear. Also, its antiseptic properties will reduce the risk of ear infection.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water. Pour a few drops of it into the ear by tilting your head sideways. Let it settle down in the ear for some time. This is an effective ear wax removal solution.
- Saline solution
In a glass, mix together 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ cup of warm water. Mix until the salt is dissolved. Then tilt the head on side and put several drops in the ear. Wait a few minutes and tilt the head on the opposite side.
- Paraffin oil
Paraffin oil is very effective and safe way to remove the earwax. You just need to heal 3 tablespoons of paraffin oil and apply into your ear canal. Then lie down for 10 minutes and rinse it well with warm water.
- Vinegar and alcohol solution
Mix together vinegar and rubbing alcohol in a glass. Soak a cotton ball and put several drops of the mixture into each ear.
Glycerin is quite effective in softening and removing earwax. You can use it several times a day and after one week you will feel the difference.