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IN Health & Fitness ON 06 Feb, 2016
Earwax basically is a yellowish coloured material produced in the ear canal of human beings and animals as well. The reason behind earwax is still unknown but it is found that the earwax protects our eardrum from dust and other particles.
It acts as a lubricating agent but if deposited in mines can cause itching, irritation and blockage in ears.
Here are 8 simple ways to get rid of earwax at home.
The signs and symptoms like hearing loss, earaches, itching and giddiness cause the obstruction in ear canals. Sometimes using cotton swabs and ear plugs may upsurge the risk of excessive earwax deposition. So do not use those cotton swabs often.
Try home remedies at your place which won't be risky at all and will prevent earwax blockage and impaction. But for severe dizziness and imbalance, you need to consult doctors.
Hydrogen peroxide is a cleansing agent for wounds. Make sure that you do not have perforations in the ear. Mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with water in equal quantity and insert drops of this mixture in ears twice a day and regularly up to 5 days. Also, make sure that the mixture is little warm to use.
Take one teaspoon full of salt and mix it with half-cup of warm water and stir them well. Use cotton balls and soak it in the solution and pour the drops of this saline solution in tilting position in the ears. After inserting, you can also tilt in the opposite direction so that the excess water is drained out.
Olive oil has the property to soften the earwax that prompts it out to come out of ears easily. You need to just insert 2 or 3 drops of olive oil in the ear before going to bed. Also, try to sleep in the direction opposite to the affected ear. Apply the oil up to 4 nights in a row.
Paraffin Oil is one of the realistic ways to get excess earwax deposits. Heat up 2 or 3 tablespoons of paraffin oil in a candle light and employ it in ear canal. Keep it for 3 minutes and rinse it well with lukewarm water.
Baby oil facilitates the removal of earwax conveniently. Soak the cotton plugs in baby oil and insert it into ears and keep it inserted for several minutes. Make sure to tilt in opposite direction every time you insert oil in ears. In that case, the extra oil is drained out.
It is one of the oldest methods to remove earwax using vinegar and rubbing alcohol. Infuse equal parts of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol and soak cotton ball in it. Then squeeze few drops of it in ear and clear away the excess of earwax from outer ear.
Glycerin is a common commodity that can be found easily in any of the pharmaceutical store. Put 4 to 5 drops in each ear and thrice a day for effective and faster results.
Baking soda, the product that is available in every home. You can use ¼ teaspoon of baking soda mixed with two teaspoons of water as an alternative to saline solution to eliminate earwax from ears. And after keeping it for few minutes cleanse out the wax with the help of a soft cloth.