To some persons, the glands inside the ears produce more cerumen (wax) that can’t be removed easily. Thus, excess wax can block the whole ear canal by thickening the natural wax plug that is formed there. Wax protects the ear by capturing dust and bacteria and other small particles, reducing any possible wounds that may occur. Sometimes, wax can be produced too much and can affect our hearing, and sometimes it even gets painful.
Here are some natural solutions for removing wax plugs:
Heat 1 teaspoon of baby oil at body temperature. Remember that any liquid deposited in the ear, which is warmer or cooler than normal body temperature, can cause the feeling of vertigo. Tilt the head so that the infected ear is oriented towards the ceiling. Pull the ear down and out, so that it is sufficiently open for the oil to get stuck. Put a few drops in your ear using a pipette. Keep the ear in the same position for 5-7 minutes. Repeat this procedure twice a day for 3-4 days. Then wash the wax from your ear using a syringe and warm water. If it works properly, the oil will soften wax from your ear. Then, put a few drops of alcohol in your ear to prevent bacterial growth.
Mix 2 teaspoons of salt with half a cup of warm water until the salt dissolves completely. Using a pipette add a few drops in your ear, keeping your head up. Keep water in your ear for 3-5 minutes and tilt your head in the opposite direction to drain the water. This is said to be the best way to remove wax from your ear.
Vinegar and rubbing alcohol
Place equal parts of vinegar and alcohol in a bowl and then mix. Add a few drops in your ear and drain immediately. This method is great for swimmer’s ear.
For those who don’t have olive oil, baby oil can be used. Oil breaks down the blockage that is causing discomfort, making it much easier to remove ear wax.
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