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Is it safe to put oil in the ears?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

As long as there is no hole in your ear drum and or an ongoing infection; patients have found relief with home remedies such as olive oil or "sweet oil" - which help with dryness and mild itching.
Another remedy is white vinegar for itching or to prevent swimmers ear.

In brief: Maybe

As long as there is no hole in your ear drum and or an ongoing infection; patients have found relief with home remedies such as olive oil or "sweet oil" - which help with dryness and mild itching.
Another remedy is white vinegar for itching or to prevent swimmers ear.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: With caution

Several over the counter ear preparations contain oil, usually olive oil.
I would encourage you to make sure your ear drum is intact before placing any drops in the ear.

In brief: With caution

Several over the counter ear preparations contain oil, usually olive oil.
I would encourage you to make sure your ear drum is intact before placing any drops in the ear.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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