Earwax is a natural formation, with its help the body defends itself from bacteria and microbes, but its excessive amount leads to problems. Earwax that builds up in the ear over time can lead to the formation of wax plugs, which in turn can impair hearing.
It is necessary
- - hydrogen peroxide;
- - glycerin;
- - mineral oil;
- - syringe or pipette;
- - rubber bulb;
- - cotton swabs.
Make sure your ear is free of infection and damage to the eardrum. Symptoms may include severe pain, vomiting, diarrhea, yellow or green discharge from the ears. If you see these signs, do not try to clean your ears yourself, see your doctor.
Prepare a mixture to soften the sulfur deposits. To do this, mix one or two teaspoons of 2-3% hydrogen peroxide solution, one or two teaspoons of glycerin and one or two teaspoons of mineral oil. This solution can be replaced with carbamide peroxide, which is sold in any pharmacy.
Take a syringe or pipette. If you are using a syringe, it must be plastic and have a plastic tip. Tilt your head to the side or lie on your side with your head resting on a towel and slowly pour in the liquid. If you are using hydrogen peroxide, you may hear hiss or popping sounds. Don't worry, this is normal.
Keep your head still and allow the solution time to break through the sulfur plug, which may take 5-10 minutes. If you are using hydrogen peroxide, wait until the hissing stops in your ear.
Place a bowl and, slowly tilting your head, drain the liquid from your ear. You can also use a cotton swab, but do not push it into your ear canal. Place the swab on your ear and let the liquid drain on its own.
Use a rubber bulb to remove sulfur residues. Fill the pear with 37 ° C water and slowly inject it into your ear. After filling your ear with water, pull the lobe in different directions to open the ear canal. After draining the ear, dry it with a towel.
If a large amount of wax has accumulated in your ear, this operation can be performed twice a day, but not more than 4-5 days. Do not rinse your ear too often, as this can damage the eardrum and increase the sensitivity of the skin in the ear canal.