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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is there anything safe that dissolves ear wax?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Reynolds
37 years experience
Mineral oil: Mineral oil or a mixture of 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% warm water.
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ear wax: Hello. Unfortunately there isn't any products than can be safely used in the ear that dissolves ear wax. Debrox has a wax softening agent with a peroxide solution that aids in removal.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Are waterpiks safe for ear wax?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Ear flushing: Waterpiks use high pressure water, and i would be concerned about damage to the ear drum with this. I wouldn't use anything stronger than the bulb syringe that comes with the wax removal kits you can get at the drug store.
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