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What is the best way to clean ears?

What is the best way to clean ears?

Irrigate in shower: I like my patients to use a bulb syringe in the shower with warm soapy water and gently irrigate the ear canals until the wax comes out. Sometime using something like debrox before will make the wax softer and increase success. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean your ears?

What is the best way to clean your ears?

Nothing or a doc: Your ear has a natural cleaning mechanism with an ink dot, if placed on your eardrum, finding its way out to your ear canal opening a few weeks later. It is designed to be self cleaning. ...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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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to clean your ears?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to clean your ears?

Ear wax: Hello. Ear wax may have multiple different appearances. Crusty wax that presents at the opening of the ear is working its way out like nature intended. Avoid Q-tips. Make sure your doctor checks your ears every year for your annual physical. He/she can clean your ears if needed. I recommend Debrox ear drops for the first few days of each month. This should help to avoid excess buildup. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clean ear wax without going to doctor?

What's the best way to clean ear wax without going to doctor?

WHY?: Your ears tend to take care of the problem themselves.If you have excessive wax, there are commercial otc products available, peroxide is an old favorite.Colace (docusate sodium) an old laxative leaves ear canals squeaky clean (but burgundy color combined with wax looks like blood!) avoid q-tips as they just make problem worse.Remember never stick anything smaller than your elbow into the canal! ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide?

What is the very best way to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can damage your healthy tissues too. ...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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What is the best and safest way to clean my ears?

What is the best and safest way to clean my ears?

Avoid any object: being inserted. use mineral oil drops to lossen build up or a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water. just let few drops run into ear, enjoy the bubble and then let it all run out and dry ear as needed outside the canal only ...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 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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