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How To Clean Out Ears With Hydrogen Peroxide

Remove Ear Wax and improve your hearing with this ear cleaning technique!




 
 
In this article we will discuss how to clean out ears with hydrogen peroxide. Ear wax probably isn't the most important thought on most people's minds, but it can become an important health issue if it gets out of hand. It's one of the main causes of temporary hearing loss today, but most people still don't know how to properly clean out their ears.

Cerumen, commonly known as ear wax, is a critical and natural element of your ear. Wax forms a layer of protection in the ear canal, and also traps foreign debris, which it later flushes out of your ear.

The problem occurs when ear wax reaches excessive levels. Once your ear accumulates too much wax, it's possible for water to be trapped in the ear canal. This can feel uncomfortable, or it can cause excessive pain, temporary loss of hearing, and infection.

Excessive ear wax can also dry and harden in the ear. These hardened pieces can get trapped deeper in the ear canal, and surround the ear drum. This leads to hearing loss. When it happens to the elderly, it is sometimes misdiagnosed as another form of hearing loss.


How to Clean Out Ears with Hydrogen Peroxide

Although there are several ways to remove ear wax, we are going to cover how to clean out ears with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide helps to quickly unblock wax from ear canals.

Follow these steps to remove ear wax:

1. You'll need a bottle of 3-4% hydrogen peroxide. You will also require a few cotton balls and two towels.

2. Find a comfortable place to lie down on your side, and use the towel to put under your head in case the peroxide and any ear wax runs out on the surface. Keep the other towel nearby, so you can use it catch the running ear wax and peroxide when you move your head to drain your ear.

3. Open the hydrogen peroxide and press a cotton ball to the top. Tilt the bottle until you feel that the cotton ball is saturated.

4. Hold the cotton ball over top of your ear, and slowly squeeze until you feel the ear start to fill. Don't put too much peroxide in the ear, because as it works, it will start to bubble, and could run out of your ear.

5. Let the peroxide work in your ear for two or three minutes, and then turn your head so the peroxide and loosened ear wax can drain out of your ear onto your towel.

6. You can repeat this procedure a couple of times until you don't see anymore wax running from your ear. Repeat with the other ear.


How to Clean Out Ears with Hydrogen Peroxide - Alternative Treatments


There are alternative ways on how to clean out ears with hydrogen peroxide, too.


• Use Cap or Dropper - As an alternative to using a cotton ball, you can just use the cap that comes with the hydrogen peroxide. Fill the cap about 2/3 with the hydrogen peroxide and pour it slowly into your ear. An eye dropper or nose dropper can also be used to accurately put the hydrogen peroxide in your ear if you have one.

• Increase Saturation Time - Some people prefer to allow the hydrogen peroxide to continue to work in the ear until they don't feel anymore fizzing. This could take five to ten minutes. However, if it is your first time using hydrogen peroxide, it's best to limit it to two or three minutes.

• Pre-Mixed - A newer alternative on how to clean out ears with hydrogen peroxide is to purchase a mix. Some pharmacies have pre-mixed hydrogen peroxide solutions for removing ear wax. This is because the regular 3-4% solution might be too strong for some people. If you can't find any, you can also dilute the peroxide with a little water if it feels too strong during the first application.


How to Clean Out Ears with Hydrogen Peroxide - Precautions

  • You should never use hydrogen peroxide if you have a strong ear infection, or possible problems with your eardrum. If you have pain in your ear, it's best to see a doctor before using the hydrogen peroxide treatment. If you experience pain during treatment, you should immediately stop and visit your doctor.
  • Hydrogen peroxide can also bleach your hair, so it's best to use a little Vaseline around the edges of your hairline, and try to prevent the peroxide from getting on your hair.
  • Some people experience dizziness when trying this treatment. For this reason, it’s best to lie down.
  • Others have also experienced skin irritation. However, it is not very common.


How to Clean Out Ears with Hydrogen Peroxide - Conclusion


Removing ear wax with hydrogen peroxide can be a safe and cost-efficient alternative to having it done by a doctor. However, your ears are very sensitive, and you should see a doctor at the first sign of pain.

Hopefully, this article has given you some insight on how to clean out ears with hydrogen peroxide, and that you give it a try.


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