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Is pouring hydrogen peroxide in your ears ok to do? I've tried and heard it helps dry out wax and helps with ear infections

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In brief: Wax in ears

Hydrogen peroxide can help loosen wax in the outer ear so it can drain out on its own.
Never use q-tips in your ears as they push wax back in. There are little hairs that brush the wax out as long as it is soft and loose- so the peroxide helps with that. It won't prevent middle ear infection- those are behind the ear drum.

In brief: Wax in ears

Hydrogen peroxide can help loosen wax in the outer ear so it can drain out on its own.
Never use q-tips in your ears as they push wax back in. There are little hairs that brush the wax out as long as it is soft and loose- so the peroxide helps with that. It won't prevent middle ear infection- those are behind the ear drum.
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