Ears are one of the most sensitive parts of our body, especially the inner ear. It is also the most delicate part of the ear canal and has to be protected from infections, microorganisms and bacteria because it is important for our hearing ability, as well as our motions and body balance. Thus, cleaning the earwax is very important process in its protection and prevention.
Earwax is important for ears because it is natural lubrication fort the ear canal. But, it is present with huge and excessive amounts, than it must to be removed. If not, it can cause serious damages and problems, such as:
LOSS OF HEARING, IRRITATION, ITCHING, DIZZINESS, FULLNESS OF EARS, GENERAL DISCOMFORT AND SO ON.
NEXT QUESTION IS WHY WE HAVE EXCESS OF EARWAX?
– Wrong use of Q-tips and cleaning ears maybe one reason. If you clean only the surface without going down in your ear, you can allow accumulating earwax in the inner ear.
– Using earplug is also possible cause of earwax.
– Frequent using oh headphones.
SYMPTOMS OF EXCESSIVE EARWAX:
– Reduced hearing
– Regular noise in your ears
– Full feeling in your ears
SOLVING PROBLEM WITH EARWAX:
Use Q-tips for daily cleaning, but do not try to push them further down, because you may clog your ear canal and disable it from its proper function.
Instead of cotton swabs and Q-tips, here is some homemade recipes for dealing with this issue:
1. Saline solution:
Mix 1 teaspoon of salt in about 1/2 a cup of water and dissolve it. Soak cotton ball in the mixture and take some drops of it and place it in your ear canal. Make this procedure with both ears. Use a toilet paper to soak the liquid as it drains out.
2. Paraffin oil:
Heat 2-3 tablespoon of paraffin oil over a candle flam. Take 5 drops from the warm liquid and apply in directly in your ear canal. Leave them for couple of minutes and then rinse your ears thoroughly with clean water.
Paraffin oil is one of the most effective remedies for earwax and it is widely used in pharmaceutical industry for this purpose.
3. Hydrogen peroxide:
Take equal parts of water and hydrogen peroxide and mix them. When you get homogenous mixture put couple of drops in your ear. Then shake your head in order to allow this mixture to get deep into your ear canal. Stay in that position for 3-4 minutes and repeat the same method with the other ear. Ensure that you mix an equal part of water and hydrogen peroxide.
Buy glycerin from pharmaceutical store and apply 4-5 drops of it in each ear. Place your head horizontally for glycerin to go into your ear canal. Repeat this process 3 times a day.
5. Alcohol and vinegar mixture:
Mix both ingredients in a bowl and soak cotton ball with that mixture. Put the cotton ball in your ear and clean it. Drain any excess out of it. If there is huge amount of earwax, repeat the procedure, but be careful not to hurt your ear, nerves or tissue.
6. Olive oil:
Add 2 drops of olive oil every night before bed. Make sure you put drops only in one ear and sleep on your other side. Next night repeat the method with the other ear.