Ears, especially the inner part, ate one of the most sensitive body parts. The canal is prone to infections, bacteria and microorganisms accumulation, and this part is very important for our motions, balance and hearing ability. To protect your ears and prevent any possible damage, you need to properly clean the earwax.
Earwax is the natural lubricant of the ear canal, but when in excess amount, it needs to be removed, because it can cause the following symptoms:
- Loss of hearing
- Discomfort and earache
- Frequent noise in the ears
- Fullness of ears and many more.
There are the reasons why we have excess earwax:
- Use of headphone
- Use of earplugs
- Improper use of Q-tips and cleaning the ears. Cleaning only the surface causes accumulation of earwax in the inner ear.
How to solve the earwax problem
When using the Q-tips, don`t push them too much inside the ear canal. This will only clog the canal, making it unable to function properly. Replace the cotton swabs and Q-tips with some of these homemade recipes:
- Saline solution: Dissolve 1 tsp. of salt in half a cup of water, soak a cotton ball in it, remove the excess liquid and place it in the ear canal. If some liquid drains out of the ear, wipe it with toilet paper.
- Paraffin oil: This is one of the best ingredients for removing the excess earwax, widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. All you need to do is heat 2-3 tbsp. of the oil over a candle, take 5 drops and apply them directly in the ear canal. Let them for a few minutes, then rinse the ears with water.
- Glycerin: Apply 4-5 drops of glycerin in both ears and place the head horizontally so that the glycerin can get into the canal. Repeat the procedure 3 times a day.
- Olive oil: Every night, before going to bed, put 2 drops of olive oil in only one ear and sleep on the other side. The next night repeat the same with the other ear.
- Mixture of alcohol and vinegar: Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and use it to clean the ear with it. Before using it, drain any excess liquid out of it. Repeat the procedure if you can`t remove all the excess earwax from the first time, but be careful not to damage or hurt the nerves, tissue or the ears.
- Hydrogen peroxide: Mix equal parts of water and hydrogen peroxide and put a few drops in the ear. Shake the head so that the mixture can get deep in the canal. Let it act for a couple of minutes, then repeat the same with the other ear.
Try any of these methods, but make sure you follow the recipe and use the recommended doses. You will notice the results very soon.