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What is the best method to clean out impacted cerumen from the ears at home?

What is the best method to clean out impacted cerumen from the ears at home?

Mineral oil: Mild ear wax is normal, and should be left alone. However, if you're having trouble hearing, and you know there is a wax plug, or have been examined, then you can add mineral oil, 3-4 drops, a couple times a day. That will soften wax so it will come out naturally. Some will use debrox, a hydrogen peroxide containing, non irritating product. Do not just use straight peroxide. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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What is the best way to clean the wax out of my ears?

What is the best way to clean the wax out of my ears?

Water irrigation: If you are unfortunate enough to be an earwax collector, you may need to start a regular cerumen program. Once a month, fill your affected ear with baby oil to "melt" the wax for 15 minutes. Lie down in a tub of warm water, and have your spouse use a bulb syringe to irrigate out your ear canals. It may take 10 times, but eventually the brown water return will come out clear indicating all clear. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to clean out your ear?

What is the safest way to clean out your ear?

Hydrogen peroxide: Mix hydrogen peroxide and warm water, half and half, and use that to flush out your ears. It's sold premixed as "debrox". ...Read more

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What is the best way to get out dry blood in ear canal?

What is the best way to get out dry blood in ear canal?

Best to Ask: I have always flushed with peroxide. If there are no tubes or holes in the eardrum.Do not insert anything such as a cuetip.Best to ask your doctor. And most likely if you leave it alone, the blood will come out naturally. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean your ears out (besides using cotton buds)?

What is the best way to clean your ears out (besides using cotton buds)?

Ear cleaning: as long as there are no other symptoms than wax in the ears they can be cleaned at home. I would see a physician if you had pain , found discharge or any other symptoms. Having said that there are multiple over-the-counter ear wax removal kits available Most of them employ some sort of peroxide drop and a saline flush. Check with your local drugstore for an ear wax removal kit such as Clear Canal ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or method to use to clean ear wax out of an adults ear?

What is the best medicine or method to use to clean ear wax out of an adults ear?

Peroxide drops: Peroxide drops can help loosen ear wax so that it will come out easier. There are commercially available kits at walgreens etc. If this doesn't help see a doc to get the ears cleaned. ...Read more

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What is cerumen impaction and more importantly will the doctor clean out the ear or what?

What is cerumen impaction and more importantly will the doctor clean out the ear or what?

Ear wax buildup: There are plenty of home remedies, but for large accumulations, you would do best seeing an ent. Trying other things could lead to more problems. ...Read more

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What is the best method to clear the earwax by cottonwab?

What is the best method to clear the earwax by cottonwab?

Don't use swabs!!!: Cotton swabs tend to pack the wax deeper into the ear canal more than removing it and is universally considered a bad idea by experts. Don't do it! you can try hydrogen peroxide, oils and irrigation with water but if your ears are really full of wax it might be hard to remove without seeing a doctor. See http://online.Wsj.Com/article/sb10000872396390444354004578058513951005712.Html. ...Read more

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What's the best way to keep water out of an infected ear?

What's the best way to keep water out of an infected ear?

Read: Water should not hurt your ear, even if its infected. But if you really want to, soak a cotton ball in mineral oil and place it in the ear. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best easiest, safest way to pierce your ears by yourself at home without a gun?

What is the best easiest, safest way to pierce your ears by yourself at home without a gun?

No at home piercing: I don't recommend at home piercing. Infections can be serious, especially if it is in the cartilage of the ear or nose. Belly button infections can spread deeply. It's not worth it! ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean out your ears ?

What is the best way to clean out your ears ?

Baby oil: Put 3-4 drops of baby oil at night for few days. Hope you donot have perforated ear drum......the see your Doc. ...Read more

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Dentist tooth scaling , Water comes out of the scaler . I want to know is it important to clean the inside of the water pipe system between patients ? . My dentist say all you need is to change the tip of scaler and not worry about the water pipes

Dentist tooth scaling , Water comes out of the scaler . I want to know is it important to clean the inside of the water pipe system between patients ? . My dentist say all you need is to change the tip of scaler and not worry about the water pipes

The water: flows much too quickly and interchange is much too rapid to foster the development of micro-organisms which are significant. Those bacteria which do "inhabit" those pipes are NOT human pathogens! NOT TO WORRY! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...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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What is the quickest and easiest way to sooth gum pain from wisdom teeth coming in that could be used overnight (while sleeping)?

What is the quickest and easiest way to sooth gum pain from wisdom teeth coming in that could be used overnight (while sleeping)?

Wisdom teeth: Take 600 mg ibuprophen every 6 hours if this is a safe drug for you to take. Keep the area as clean as you can to eliminate food debris. Rinse with warm salt water. See a dentist or oral surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What is a good way to take excessive ear wax out of my ear?

Have your doc do it: No good way to do it yourself. Common techniques such as cotton swabs push it deeper in or injure the ear. Removal of wax through direct visualization is safest and most complete. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean and remove stains from false teeth and bit plate?

What is the best way to clean and remove stains from false teeth and bit plate?

Most Effective Way: Brush your dentures at least twice daily. Make sure to add some hydrogen peroxide to the bath along with a effervescent tablet. This is an effective home remedy to clean your dentures. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean out foreign objects in your eyes?

What is the best way to clean out foreign objects in your eyes?

Copious irrigation: Use sterile saline to flush out your eyes. Objects embedded in the eyes require professional evaluation and removal by an eye doctor - do not attempt to remove yourself. ...Read more