Handy Tips for Ear Wax Sep 28, 2021Views: 71
A blog about the different lighting methods and remedies for ear wax removal.
Earwax is a natural substance produced by special glands in the ear canal. It plays an essential part in the cleaning and lubrication of the ear canal.
In addition to being a natural lubricant, earwax may have antibacterial properties. Earwax helps protect the skin from water loss and entry of pathogenic bacteria into the body.
Ear wax is usually dark brown or yellowish, but it can also be black, grey, orange-red, or even green (if you're unlucky). The colour does not affect whether it's normal or not.
Ear wax is not dangerous. It does not cause hearing loss or infection. However, too much earwax can block your ear canal and make your ears stuffy.
How to remove ear wax at home? The following are some home remedies you can do to remove excess ear.
Special glands produce earwax in the skin called ceruminous or ceruminous glands. The function of ear wax is not fully understood, but it may protect the ear canal by trapping foreign particles and preventing them from reaching the eardrum.
Food and environmental particles can get caught in your ear wax, but they will eventually fall out on their own. Cleaning your ears can push things deeper into your ear canal, causing pain and infection. Most doctors recommend using a cotton swab to remove excess wax since putting a Q-tip deep into the ear can push the wax in further and cause damage.
Home Ear Wax Removal
- Put a few drops of olive oil in your ear using an eyedropper or cotton swab. Olive oil softens ear wax so it can drain out of your ears naturally over time - Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a bowl and then dip a cotton ball into it. Put the cotton ball in your ears for about 10 minutes to soften up any hardened wax that might be.
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