Earwax is found in the inner ear and protects it from bacteria and other organisms .It also acts as a natural lubricant but if it accumulates in large quantities it can cause discomfort , irritation, dizziness, loss of hearing, a feeling that there’s something stuck in the ear, and itching.Periodically clean your ears and removing the excess earwax is a MUST.
WHAT CAUSES EARWAX TO BUILD UP?
Earwax can form a blockage within the ear canal from using cotton swabs like Q-tips on a regular basis to clean your ears.
People who regularly wear earplugs or the popular earbud headphones are also at higher risk for the excessive accumulation of earwax.
Itching inside the ear canal
Feeling like your ears are full or plugged up
Ringing in the ears
Drainage coming from the ear canal
HOME REMEDIES TO REMOVE EXCESS EARWAX
We recommend to avoid using Q-tips or other swabs, and to use this home remedies to remove earwax.
Dissolve one teaspoon of salt (7.5 g) in ½ cup of water (100 ml).
Soak a cotton ball in the solution and let a few drops fall into your ear .
Tilt your head to one side and hold this position for a few minutes to let the liquid penetrate the ear canal and soften the wax.
Tilt your head in the opposite direction to drain the liquid out.
One of the safest and most effective home remedies for earwax removal is paraffin oil, which is sold in most pharmacies. All you need to do is heat two to three tablespoons of this oil over a candle flame. Drop a few drops in your ear and lie still for a few minutes. Then use warm water to rinse out any traces of wax. Do this for three days in a row to completely dissolve the buildup.
Use four drops in each ear.Repeat the procedure three times a day .
VINEGAR AND ALCOHOL SOLUTION
Mix equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol .
Dip a cotton ball and apply a few drops to each ear.
Simply put two or three drops of olive oil in the affected ear before going to bed.
Sleep on the opposite side.
Repeat this four nights in a row.
Mix equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide with water.
Put a few drops in your ear and shake your head gently to let it penetrate the ear canal.
Let it sit for a few minutes and then tilt your head to the opposite side as the liquid drains out.
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