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Is it safe to use peroxide to clean out ear wax?

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Dr. Ted Saha
Palliative Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ted Saha
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Peroxide

There are several otc preparations specifically designed and sold to remove ear wax.
Although probably not going to harm you significantly peroxide may irritate the tissues of the ear canal. Try asking your friendly pharmacist and they can guide you appropriately.

In brief: Peroxide

There are several otc preparations specifically designed and sold to remove ear wax.
Although probably not going to harm you significantly peroxide may irritate the tissues of the ear canal. Try asking your friendly pharmacist and they can guide you appropriately.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine

In brief: Hydrogen Peroxide

Debrox is a commonly used over the counter ear wax solution and contains hydrogen peroxide.
It helps liquefy the wax over time. You can dilute it with warm water as needed to put in your ear as indicated by your dr. Best wishes. (do not use cold water or cold hydrogen peroxide as it may cause you to get dizzy or faint).

In brief: Hydrogen Peroxide

Debrox is a commonly used over the counter ear wax solution and contains hydrogen peroxide.
It helps liquefy the wax over time. You can dilute it with warm water as needed to put in your ear as indicated by your dr. Best wishes. (do not use cold water or cold hydrogen peroxide as it may cause you to get dizzy or faint).
Dr. John Munshower
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