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Ear Wax - do any hubbers have home remedy solutions?

  1. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 6 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 6 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 6 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 image73
    danielleantoszposted 6 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 6 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 image81
    ii3rittlesposted 6 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 image60
    edhanposted 6 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 image91
    bethperryposted 6 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 image58
    Lovesloveposted 6 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 !!