Ear Wax Removal Home Remedy
Ear wax is a yellowish sticky substance produced by the outer ear glands and secreted into the ear canal for the purpose of lubrication and protection of delicate skin from bacteria and debris. Sometimes if too much ear wax is secreted at one time, it can literally close the ear drum and mechanically affect a person’s hearing.
If you experience ear pressure, mild discomfort and pain but without any fluid drainage and cold like symptoms, chances are you have a clogged ear. Try using a suggested below ear wax removal home remedy to soften up ear wax and clear up your blocked ear.
No ear wax removal method should involve inserting any sharp objects deep into the ear canal that might damage the lining inside and even pierce your ear drum.
The first step of this ear wax removal home remedy is intended to soften, dissolve and dislodge any ear wax deposits you might have inside your ear canal, which can be accomplished by mixing equal parts of warmed water and hydrogen peroxide and putting about one teaspoon of this solution into the affected ear while a person is lying down. You can accomplish similar results by dropping some warmed olive or mineral oil inside a person’s ear. Let the ear wax removal home remedy work for about 5-10 minutes before you sit up. At this point you might even see some particles of the dried cerumen (ear wax) starting to come out. Proceed to step two that is needed to wash away any remaining softened and dislodged ear wax. Warm up some water and add a couple of drops of apple cider vinegar to it, use a bulb syringe to collect the water and vinegar solution. Pull ear up and back and squeeze the water inside the ear canal applying gentle pressure, repeat a couple of times until you see pieces of ear wax coming out.
If this ear wax removal home remedy did not work for you, you can try repeating these steps the following day and you might get luckier because you have already partially softened the ear cerumen.
If you have ear congestion along with some mild cold and flu symptoms, then you might be likely to develop an ear infection. Try out some of our home remedies for ear infections described in other articles on the website.