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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Ear Wax: You can try debrox drops over the counter for a few days. Eventually, the wax will soften and fall out of your eye in a big gooey glob. If this does ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Baby oil: Put few drops of baby oil in to ear at bed time for few days, it will come out easy.Be sure you donot have perfortion or other infection.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Banish wax: Impacted wax is annoying since it can affect your hearing and be uncomfortable. I'd suggest placing a few drops of mineral oil into the ear canal fol ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hydrogen peroxide: Although i never would advise trying to clean wax from the ear as a home procedure, try 3% otc hydrogen peroxide. This solution will at least liquify ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrogen Peroxide: Debrox is a commonly used over the counter ear wax solution and contains hydrogen peroxide. It helps liquefy the wax over time. You can dilute it wi ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Peroxide: There are several otc preparations specifically designed and sold to remove ear wax. Although probably not going to harm you significantly peroxide m ... Read More
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Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
43 years experience Palliative Care
Ear wax: Ear wax is a helpful and natural part of your body's defenses. Hydrogen-peroxide in concentrated form is not safe. If you must do 'ear cleaning', use ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Go to ENT: Removing wax is best done by ant ENT (ear, nose & throat md). Please find and ENT to help you with removal of ear wax.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Impacted ear wax: Impacted ear wax or cerumen is best softened with either hydrogen peroxide, debrox, Cerumenex or olive oil. I have found peroxide to be quite successf ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: There is no disease process i can think of that would create these colors in your ear. Did you clean your ear with something colored like a pen or pe ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Baby oil: Put baby oil in the ear to soften the wax. Use a rolled up piece of paper towel (not tissue paper) to clean the ear, after overnight treatment with ba ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Have an expert do it: Wax on the outside of the ear canal is easily removed with a wash cloth or other cleaning measure. You should never put anything into the canal includ ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hydrogen : If ear wax is excessive and difficult to remove, it may be a genetic predisposition. Hydrogen peroxide for me has been a safe, inexpensive and very sa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Question vague but: Someone should look inside. Unless a person is very good at cleaning wax from her ears (we doctors do not recommend such activities), she won't be abl ... Read More

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