Ear wax is a natural self-cleaning agent that helps keep your ears clean and healthy. But sometimes, it can build up and cause hearing problems.
Often, this can be easily resolved at home by following the tips below:
If you want to safely remove excess earwax or debris, try using a washcloth instead of cotton buds. This will help prevent damage to your ear canal and eardrum, as well as the risk of infection.
Trying to clean your ears with hard pointy objects like ear candles, tweezers or syringes can do more harm than good, especially when you aren't sure what you're doing. These can puncture your eardrum or push earwax further into your ear, leading to infection and ear pain.
It is not safe to flush your ear with water, as it could damage the eardrum or perforate the eardrum, which can lead to hearing loss and other health issues. You should contact a doctor instead if you think there may be a hole in your eardrum or if you have no ear tubes in place.
A dropper can be helpful in removing bugs from your ear. You can use a variety of oils, including baby oil, olive oil and coconut oil. You should heat the oil up so it is slightly warm, but not hot.