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Is it okay to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide?

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Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Helps to remove ear wax.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide? What if it goes down into them?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
You can: Though water will do just as good. Your ears are closed off at the ear drum, so any fluid you pour into them will run out.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does it hurt to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Ear cleaning: As long as you do not have a perforation of your ear drum, hydrogen peroxide is perfectly safe to use in the ears.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Do you use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to clean your ears?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 43 years experience
Ear cleaning: There is no reason to use either product to clean the ears. Mild soap and water is more than enough. You should not be forcing materials into the ear canal other than water. Sometimes hydrogen peroxide might to used to clean if blood was in the ear. Alcohol will irritate the ear.

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