A 47-year-old member asked:
Are waterpiks safe for ear wax?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 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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Los Angeles, CA
A 23-year-old male asked:
Is there anything safe that dissolves ear wax?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Mineral oil: Mineral oil or a mixture of 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% warm water.
4.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 54-year-old female asked:
Is it safe to use peroxide to clean out ear wax?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
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 with warm water as needed to put in your ear as indicated by your dr. Best wishes. (do not use cold water or cold hydrogen peroxide as it may cause you to get dizzy or faint).
4.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
What's a safe and effective way to clean ear wax?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
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 including qtips, peroxide or other drops. The vast majority of ear problems i see are due to well intentioned patients cleaning their ears. I would strongly recommend avoiding anything in the canal. If you have a problem see an ENT and then start fresh.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2015
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