Well, having an ear wax is not a sign of poor hygiene, whereas a healthy amount or little bit of earwax can somehow protect your ear and eardrum from further bacterial infection.
However, an excessive amount of earwax can cause the blockage in the ear canal, which can result in immense hearing loss.
Therefore, it is necessary to remove the wax from the ear. However, preparing for it the right way is very important.
Ways to remove earwax using Home Remedies:
Soften it. Apply a few drops of natural baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin or hydrogen peroxide straight to your ear canal.
Lukewarm Water. After a couple of days, when the wax is softened, use a rubber bulb syringe to gently put some drop of lukewarm water into your ear canal. Now slowly tilt your head and pull your outer ear upward and backwards to straighten your ear canal. When finished, let the water drain out in order to dry the inner surface.
Other ways to remove ear wax, like at home is to clean it with soft cotton buds. Sometimes while implementing this may push the ear wax deeper into the ear, causing inconvenience and pain. In a normal process, the wax comes out on its own from the ear canals. But sometimes the wax can build up in the ear canals and this can make ears feel blocked.
Don’t ever attempt to dig out on your own to remove earwax with cotton swabs or other toxic hairpins or pen caps. This can push the wax farther into the ear and cause serious injury to the ear canal or eardrum. So it is better to avoid those methods at home and try Microsuction earwax removal which is likely the best and safest method to permanently remove wax from the ear.
As the name itself suggests micro-suction, the wax is sucked in with a medical suction tube under a specialized microscope without the use of water that induces irritation.
You can start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner to discuss those issues.
At The Audiology Clinic Dublin, the microsuction is performed by our Dr Deepak Kumar, the Doctor of Audiology, who safely and painlessly removes ear wax. If you would like to make an appointment, please visit us at our clinic.