Safe Ear Wax Removal Methods

How Can You Get Ear Wax Removal Done?

Earwax is one of those things you might wonder about. Why do we have it? It’s a nuisance and it can be itchy and sticky in your ear. Whenever you notice it in your ear, you may be tempted to remove it, but earwax removal is actually a delicate process. Most people attempt removal by using a cotton swab, but that is one of the worst things you can do. Pushing objects into your ear can actually push the wax deeper into your ear, which causes wax to build up.

Ear Wax Removal Procedures

One safe method to try at home is to drop a few drops of water or hydrogen peroxide into the ear canal. Tilt the head that direction and let it drain and sit on the wax for a few minutes. Then, turn your head to the other side and let the liquid come out, hopefully bringing some wax with it. This method allows the wax to soften enough that it can slide out, but it doesn’t always alleviate every issue.

Ear Candling

Ear candling sounds strange, but it can help with your ear wax buildup as well. Get ear candles, which are hollow fabric cones that are soaked in paraffin or wax. They cost a few dollars and are about 10 inches in length. Cut a hole in a paper plate and put the candle through it so you don’t get any wax or ash on your face. You will lie on your side and put the candle in your ear. Someone else will light the candle and watch it burn for 15 minutes or so. As the candle burns, it creates a low-level suction that pulls wax out of the ear. The heat from the candle can also soften the wax to allow it to fall out.

Visiting The ENT Doctor For Ear Wax Removal

The safest way to your earwax is to visit your ENT doctor. When you notice mild ear pain, hearing loss, a plugged feeling, itching, or ringing in the ears, you might have ear wax blockage. Using Q-tips to clean your ears or pushing ear plugs and other things into your ears can cause the problem. Once impaction occurs, you can’t generally get the wax out yourself.

Immediate Relief

The good news is that when you go to the ENT doctor, you can have a noninvasive procedure done that gives you immediate relief. Your ears won’t feel full any longer and you’ll be able to hear much better. Patients aren’t in pain during the procedure and you won’t need pain medication or anesthesia. You can leave right after the process is finished and feel much better than when you arrived.

Hear Better After Ear Wax Removal

Every ear has ear wax and impaction is nothing to be ashamed about. It happens to most people at some point in their life. When you need help with ear wax removal, contact the professionals at Breathe Clear Institute to learn more about removal methods as well as what you can do to prevent the issue from occurring again in the future.