Ear Wax

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    Sep 21, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    Does any of you have any methods to get rid of ear wax icon_question.gif It's driving me insane.........
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    Sep 21, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    Hydrogen peroxide. Professional irrigation also helps. I had it done when I was in my 20's. I don't have the problem anymore for whatever reason.
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    Sep 21, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    Stick a wick in it and light it....... ?
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    Sep 21, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    capetownobs saidDoes any of you have any methods to get rid of ear wax icon_question.gif It's driving me insane.........

    many people recommend hydrogen peroxide. Putting it in a drop at a time to fill the ear canal. Then flushing with warm tap water. Another method is mineral oil or baby oil or olive oil, but that process has to be done over and over.
    Eating more fish oil helps prevent the build of earwax.
  • cromi

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    Sep 21, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    oh, ear wax! we're going there now on here, on this site? uhm... okay i'll answer anyway lol.

    i use a mini version of a spoon, not a teasepoon(?) small enough to penetrate my ear and then i scoop em. there.
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    Sep 21, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    You shouldn't be sticking anything in your ear. :s Get Debrox
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    Sep 21, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    capetownobs saidDoes any of you have any methods to get rid of ear wax icon_question.gif It's driving me insane.........


    Stop using Q-Tips. Since I turned into my late twenties, every time I use Q-Tips I would actually make it worse for me. You might want to make an appointment with your local Ear Nose and Throat specialist and have that wax removed.

    Depending on how soft or hard the ear wax is, they different methods of removal may involve sticking metal spoons into your ear to scoop it out or squirting water into your ear.

    Make sure you ask the ENT doctor on a better way to clean your ears based on how big or small your ear canal is.
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    Sep 21, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
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    http://www.amazon.com/Murine-Ear-Wax-Removal-System/dp/B000AMG8SG

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    Sep 21, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    If you go to an ENT, they'll simply take very warm water, put it in a big fat syringe, and wash your ears out, and charge you a bunch of money to do it.

    You can go get your own big fat syringe, or get a bulb like the one shown above. You really don't need the oil, or any of that. Just some very warm water will do fine, and it's EXACTLY what an ENT specialist would do.

    It's STUPID to run off to an ENT for getting your ears clean when you can do it yourself.

    If you have an ENT that wants to try to drag wax out your ear, he'll use a device much like a bobby pin to pull the wax out of your ear, and, yes, charging you an arm and a leg to do it. You can go to about any store and get hair pins on the cheap and do that yourself, too. Of course, don't be an idiot about it.

    I've had both procedures done, via an ENT specialist, and once I saw how they do it, have never needed their help again.

    Avoid over pressure on the hot water (you can use the oil if you want but you don't really need it) and bulb.

    If you use a hair pin, don't go poking it too far into your ear canal.

    If you're prudent, you can fix yourself up for less than $6.00 and not have to deal with the greedy medical establishment and all that.

    http://www.amazon.com/Murine-Ear-Wax-Removal-System/dp/B000AMG8SG
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    Sep 21, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    fill a bath with water, lie in it, submerge your ears, let them fill with water. stay that way for a few minutes, think about something pleasant (of u can try and see if your bathtub amplifies sound: things u can find out about your neighbours jk). then do what you always do (creen your neck or whatever). u can do that in a shower too. if you don't have a perforation of your eardrum, u should be fine. obvs, same principle as with any cleaning, let is soak. has anyone heard latest flying lotus, it's good.
  • tokugawa

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    Sep 21, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    Water, even warm or hot water, contains microorganisms which can cause an infection in your ear. If you choose to use water to flush out your ear wax, BOIL THE WATER FIRST, then wait for it to cool down before using it.
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    Sep 21, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
    I HAVE to go to the doctors. I can fit my pinky finger down my ears and so it either packs it down or 'causes too much stress since I produce a ridiculous amount of build up. What he does is take a Waterpik and shoot warmish water down there with my head tipped long enough to get the wells open and then let it all go out.


    The first time I had it done, since I had used Q-tips and a bunch of other things including Ear Wax candles (That do not work by the way), it had made balls of wax stay in there and were black. I couldn't hear very well but after the Waterpik everything was so clear. I was so happy I went to the doctors.
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    Sep 21, 2010 5:34 PM GMT
    I have a WaterPik and a SoniCare for my oral care.

    My mom used a WaterPik for her sinuses, under a doctor's advice. It was FAR more effective than any other procedures she had done.

    We never, ever, saw a doctor boil, nor were advised to boil any water first. I suppose it wouldn't hurt, but, most folks just aren't that fragile.
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    Sep 21, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    Srsly.... sticking a hat pin in your ear is not wise

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    Sep 21, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    tokugawa saidWater, even warm or hot water, contains microorganisms which can cause an infection in your ear. If you choose to use water to flush out your ear wax, BOIL THE WATER FIRST, then wait for it to cool down before using it.


    Also, a luke warm sterile saline solution flush works fine. You can either purchase the solution at a drugstore or make your own (quart of water w/ 1 tablespoon sea salt). Get yourself a squirt bottle or the ear bulb and GENTLY squirt to flush the loose ear wax.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:08 PM GMT
    Saline is a good idea.

    Some of you are idiots and don't know the differences between a bobby pin / hair pin (a wire loop) and a hat pin. Some folks have their challenges, to be sure.

    Here's a pictures for those idiots.

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    Sep 21, 2010 7:10 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidSrsly.... sticking a hat pin in your ear is not wise

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    This is the idiot I'm referring to.

    LOL.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidSaline is a good idea.

    Some of you are idiots and don't know the differences between a bobby pin / hair pin (a wire loop) and a hat pin. Some folks have their challenges, to be sure.

    Here's a pictures for those idiots.

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    Even a bobby pin is not wise. Doctors say, "Stick nothing in your ear smaller than your elbow" which means just don't do it. :/
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    I got into trouble trying to clean my ears with Q-tips, when I was 19. I plugged one of them up and had to go to my MD. He irrigated my ears and warned me not to stick anything in my ears "smaller than my elbow" - as others have heard too. I keep them clean now with hydrogen peroxide occasionally, and regular hot water from the spray in the shower.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    I was having yearly problems with earwax until I cut down on dairy and wheat and upped my fiber intake. Could have been coincidence...but for me this worked...
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:37 PM GMT
    Chuckles, you shouldn´t be sticking ANYTHING like that in your ear. It´s a disaster.

    What you can do: use specially designed ear drops/spray to keep the wax soft,
    Use good olive oil (a few drops) to do the same. Hydrogen peroxide DOES work, but I don´t like using it as a normal treatment. Different countries have different drops available. By far the best I got in Latin America.

    What you shouldn´t do: stick any sort of pin, cotton bud etc in your ear. It compacts the wax and in the worse case you can damage the ear drum.

    Prevention is better than cure: if there is a problem get them professionally syringed and then prevent, prevent, prevent by using ear drops etc
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    Sep 21, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    tokugawa saidWater, even warm or hot water, contains microorganisms which can cause an infection in your ear. If you choose to use water to flush out your ear wax, BOIL THE WATER FIRST, then wait for it to cool down before using it.


    that's why we have immune systems
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    Sep 21, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    Bigsmiles saidI was having yearly problems with earwax until I cut down on dairy and wheat and upped my fiber intake. Could have been coincidence...but for me this worked...



    I thought it was coincidence and then someone sent me this... who knew?? just felt like I needed a diet change. Also never knew that Olive Oil dissolves ear wax
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    Oil For Your Ears
    To remove ear wax from your ears, it is often necessary to soften it first. Known as cerumenolysis, the process requires the use of tools such as readily-available oils found at your local supermarket. The most common is olive oil. You can also use almond, mineral or baby oil. Lie on your side, pull the ear back and up gently and deposit two to three drops of the oil in your ear. Wait 15 minutes before sitting up. Repeat this two to three times a day for five days.
    Diet Effects Earwax Buildup
    There are a few physicians who suggest a change of diet can help to reduce earwax buildup. Lessen your intake of foods high in bad fats (saturated fats) like dairy products, processed foods, coconut oil and red meat. Meanwhile, increase your good fat intake (poly and monounsaturated fats) by consuming foods like nuts and fish, both high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Though this may be effective, understand that this is the slow route. This method will work over time and will be good for changing the amount of earwax on a consistent basis, as opposed to providing just temporary relief.


    Read more: Natural Cures for Ear Wax Buildup | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4808653_natural-cures-ear-wax-buildup.html#ixzz10CIsaLWI
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    Sep 21, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
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    chuckystud saidSaline is a good idea.

    Some of you are idiots and don't know the differences between a bobby pin / hair pin (a wire loop) and a hat pin. Some folks have their challenges, to be sure.

    Here's a pictures for those idiots.

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    Even a bobby pin is not wise. Doctors say, "Stick nothing in your ear smaller than your elbow" which means just don't do it. :/


    It was a doctor who showed me the trick. If you go see an ENT, look through the instruments.
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    Sep 21, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    track_boi saidtry an ear wax candle, kind of tedious but it works


    Actually, that's a myth. They don't work. The wax + burned paper is the residue you see left behind, and what makes everyone think it's ear wax. NOTHING comes out your ear with these. No negative pressure is produced.

    But don't take my word for it:

    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/lowdown-on-ear-candling