excess ear wax

Get Rid of Excess Earwax Naturally

Everybody’s ears produce earwax. Earwax is the body’s natural defense against intruders trying to get into the body through the brain. Sometimes, however, we suffer from increased earwax production that can make our ears feel full and uncomfortable; similar to an earache. If you’re sure you’re not suffering from an ear infection, softening the ear wax and gently washing it from the ear canal is the best and safest way to get excess earwax out of the ears.

 

How do I know if I have excess Earwax?

  • Earache
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Decreased hearing

 

How can I prevent excess Earwax?

Earwax production is a natural body process. There are, unfortunately, no ways to stop the body from producing ear wax. Over cleaning, however, can stimulate ear wax production, so if you clean your ears often, try cutting back and simply allowing the ears to clean themselves.

 

How can I treat excess Earwax?

The best way to treat excess earwax is a softening and gentle irrigation regime. Try the different types of drops below to soften the ear wax, then follow the steps for gentle irrigation. Remember! Don’t use more than a few drops inĀ  your ear!

  • Mix together 1 teaspoon of salt and a half cup of warm water until dissolved, then gently drop into the affected ear. Keep your head tilted to the side until you feel the liquid move through the ear canal.
  • Make a mix of one part water to one part hydrogen peroxide and put a few drops down the affected ear. You’ll feel the bubbles move down the canal.
  • Vinegar and rubbing alcohol in equal parts can be mixed to make an ear drop. This remedy is also super effective against swimmer’s ear as it helps to dry up the excess water.
  • Baby or mineral oil can be used on their own as a drop; use two to five drops of these oils.

Plug the ear gently with a cotton ball, at let sit for at least 20 minutes till the wax is softened, then gently squirt some body temperature water into the ear. Swish it around by pulling your ear up and back. Then tilt your head to the side and let the liquid fall out naturally. Dry the outside of your ear gently with a towel.

  • Don’t use cotton buds to clean your ears. They just impact the earwax.
  • Don’t pressure squirt water into your ear to try and irrigate; only a doctor should do a professional style ear irrigation.
  • Don’t use an ear candle. It can cause burns and other serious side-effects and generally doesn’t work.
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