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A 21-year-old male asked:

is it completely safe to clean my ears every 6 month with salt and water mixture, using a cotton ball to drop the blend into my ear to clean the wax?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Yes: As long as yoy dont put anything smaller than your elbow into the ear. There are a number of OTC ear wax removal kits. (Visine the eye drop maker, has one) Hope this helps Good Luck!!! Dr Z
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Why wait for 6 month: First get all wax need to removed professional ( ENT surgeon or you MD ) then maintain a good hygiene and clean your self regularly with a Q tip after shower .simple water is sufficient

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Last updated Dec 2, 2014

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