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Should i clean my ear with carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ear Wax: Products like Murine, Auro & Debrox contain Carbamide Peroxide. They are made to clean ears. Low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are sometimes used to loosen wax before it's removal. I personally wouldn't recommend that you start pouring chemicals into your ears. The higher the concentration the more chance there is for tissue damage. If you are having ear problems consider seeing an ENT Dr.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to be cleaning your ear with carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ear wax: Products like Murine, Auro & Debrox contain Carbamide Peroxide. They are made to clean ears. Low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are sometimes used to loosen wax before it's removal. I personally wouldn't recommend that you start pouring chemicals into your ears. The higher the concentration the more chance there is for tissue damage. If you are having ear problems consider seeing an ENT Dr.

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