Ear Wax - do any hubbers have home remedy solutions?

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Seeker7 profile image80
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    Ear Wax - do any hubbers have home remedy solutions?

    I know this sounds gross, but does any hubbers have good over the counter or home remedies to remove ear wax safely? Many thanks in advance for any help.

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 12 years ago

    This is something that I have lived with all my life. I used to go to the doctors office and he would flush my ears out with water.
    Now I either candle wax them (do at your own risk as I have heard that this could be dangerous). I also have a kit that I use. I think the name is murine. If it isn't I will send the correct name to you. You put in drops for a few days and then flush out with this rubber type ball thing that is filled with warm water.
    A pharmacist may be able to answer this question for you as well.

  3. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 12 years ago

    You can first try softening the ear wax by putting a few drops of olive oil into each ear, do that for seven days. Then, when the wax is softened, it's easier to remove using the over the counter remedies. There's lots of them available. Hope this helps.

  4. danielleantosz profile image74
    danielleantoszposted 12 years ago

    The ear candles mentioned by susan work pretty well, however I have also heard that they can cause issues.  Ear wax is supposed to move out of the ear canal and keep your ears clean, so removing all if it is supposedly bad for you.

  5. Smart is Good profile image60
    Smart is Goodposted 12 years ago

    Ear wax is necessary, If you remove it with a q-tip you can damage your ear drums. The best way to do it safely is after you shower put a piece of toilet paper (a tiny piece) on your pinky finger and insert it on you ear and remove the ear wax that's outside. Just remove the wax that's reachable by your pinky, after that your ear should be, look and feel clean but without damaging yourself. Ear wax is there for a reason, but it can get a bit nasty when it sticks out and everyone can see it. I used to remove it with q-tips but my doctor told me off for it. You can seriously damage your ear drums and sensitive ear structures. So try this and you'll see it works pretty well

  6. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 12 years ago

    I use peroxide to clean my ears out. A few drops, let it fizz all the way down then I wipe my ears out with q-tips. I heard ear candles are the best way to clean the ears though!

  7. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I have tried using Olive oil as mentioned by Hollie Thomas and able to remove it thereafter using a cotton bud.

    You must be careful as not to go too deep into the ear as to avoid damage your ear drum.

  8. bethperry profile image82
    bethperryposted 12 years ago

    when my oldest child was little a pharmacist gave us a recipe for a safe flush solution: 1 part peroxide, 1 part vinegar and 1 part water. Position child with affected ear up, apply solution with a dropper, filling ear cavity full, and then have the child lay still for at least two minutes before telling them to turn over to "drain". It worked well removing my child's ear wax and maybe it will help you, too.

  9. Loveslove profile image60
    Lovesloveposted 12 years ago

    Messing about with your ears is a dengerous and silly thing to do..the best remedy is a visit to your Doctor ....butif you have to deal with it at home then the safest way is warm olive oil on a cotton  bud gentle dropped into your ear  that will soften  the wax and it should come out naturally without the need for poking about .....be careful you dont realise how precious hearing is til you go deaf !!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)