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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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?
Peroxide: Be very careful. Hydrogen peroxide can damage you ears and cause serious trouble. ...Read more
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
Many say that hydrogen peroxide is safe to use in the ear for wax removal, however, wouldn't peroxide disrupt your eardrum membrane?
No: Full strength peroxide is a little strong but even the otc wax drops have peroxide in them. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Family practice : It would be safe but doubt it would work. ...Read more
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