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Is it safe to pour hydrogen peroxide in my ear to remove earwax?

Is it safe to pour hydrogen peroxide in my ear to remove earwax?

Safe yes smart no: As a general rule your ear canal and everything in it should not be touched either by water, qtips, bobby pins or peroxide. The only thing these things do is anger the ear canal skin and angry ear canal skin responds by making more wax. Unless you can not hear due to wax leave your ear alone. If you feel as if your wax is a problem see an ENT doctor. We are wax specialists. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Ear Wax (Definition)

Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more


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I used hydrogen peroxide to try to dissolve my impacted ear wax that is stuck to my eardrum. It didn't work?

Ear lavage: Hydrogen peroxide can help dissolve ear wax however if it didn't help it may be time to seek professional help for a formal ear lavage. ...Read more

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If your ear is clogged is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax enough for it to run out of your ear?

If your ear is clogged is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax enough for it to run out of your ear?

Not pure H2O2: debrox is a commercially produced and FDA approved LOW CONCENTRATION of hydrogen peroxide with oil to specifically do that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use peroxide to get earwax from behind ear drum?

Is it safe to use peroxide to get earwax from behind ear drum?

Peroxide: NEVER behind ear drum. In from to ear drum does not work very well in most. Get ear softening stuff from pharmacy and the syringe to blast it out if Dr says OK ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide to clean ear wax if I have a perforated eardrum?

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide to clean ear wax if I have a perforated  eardrum?

Peroxide: Be very careful. Hydrogen peroxide can damage you ears and cause serious trouble. ...Read more

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Is it ok to leave earwax removal drops in your ear overnight?

Is it ok to leave earwax removal drops in your ear overnight?

Follow Directions: Depending on what type of drop you are using it may be ok... Read the instructions carefully. In truth, it is very difficult to "get the drops out" completely anyway. Consider going to an ENT to get an in-office cleaning at your convenience. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted Saha Dr. Saha
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Is it safe to use peroxide to clean out ear wax?

Dr. Ted Saha Dr. Saha
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Ear wax: Ear wax is a helpful and natural part of your body's defenses. Hydrogen-peroxide in concentrated form is not safe. If you must do 'ear cleaning', use normal saline, instead of hydrogen-peroxide. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use hydrogen peroxide to unclog ear?

Not my favorite: I have spent 20 years unplugging ears and i never used hydrogen peroxide. Check out drug store, there are a number of overt the counter cerumenolytics that work. ...Read more

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Is it true that one can use hydrogen peroxide to clean the ears?

Is it true that one can use hydrogen peroxide to clean the ears?

Yes: Hydrogen peroxide is a safe and inexpensive method of dissolving impacted ear wax. But it may be irritating if you do not have wax. So make sure frown from an ENT doctor that wax is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth?

Is it safe for me to use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth?

Yes and no.: Hydrogen peroxide is safe to use in the mouth, however, chronic use can kill off enough bacteria that fungal overgrowth can occur. It sjhould be safe to use at night before bed every day, but i wouldn't recommend rinsing hourly with it! ...Read more

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Had tubes in ears, is hydrogen peroxide ok to use?

Had tubes in ears, is hydrogen peroxide ok to use?

No: If you have tubes in your ears, it means that your external ear is open into your middle ear. When you use peroxide in your external ear, it is to dissolve the wax. You do not want peroxide or dissolved wax in your middle ear, which would give you a serious infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

In what form?: All whitening strips and gels use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. They are generally safe because the company formulates the gel with approved methods, and your dentist creates a custom tray to protect your teeth. I do not recommend trying peroxide straight out the bottle as a home whitening remedy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to soak my pierced ears in saline solution mix and clean with peroxide everyday?

Is it safe to soak my pierced ears in saline solution mix and clean with peroxide everyday?

A little harsh: I would not soak in saline nor would i recommend full strength peroxide as it may slow healing. Rinsing with sali e and cleansing with half strength peroxide every day is preferable. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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