Ear Wax Removal
Ear Wax Removal Home remedies
In US around six percent of the population is suffering from excess ear wax buildup. Excess ear wax is the most common problem as per the ENT specialists. The ear wax might be removed by home remedies.
The wax build up might cause partial or sudden hearing loss.
Here are some home remedies to remove the ear wax:
- Take some baby oil and drop a few drops in the ear. Wait for one minute and clean with a Q-tipped object which is dipped in the baby oil
- Take equal amounts of water and peroxide and drop it in the ear and drain. The ear will have lubrication and oily substance will come out
- A stool softener might be a better option to get rid of the earwax
- Try to avoid poking the ear and using sharp objects to clean the ear. This might lead to an infection
- Clean the ears after pouring lukewarm water which is not warm. This might ease the ear cleaning
The ear wax is a yellow colored substance. It is called cerumen in medicine. The ear wax is produced in a small outer portion of the ear canal.
Causes of Ear Wax
The ear wax becomes a problem when it is mistreated.
The primary causes of ear wax are:
- Usage of Q-tipped objects, bobby pins, napkin corners. Using these objects might push the wax deeper inside the ear canal
- Using ear plugs and ear phones
- Continuous usage of a hearing aid
Symptoms of ear wax
The increased wax build up might show up symptoms like:
- Decreased hearing power
- Ringing sensation in the ear
- Loss of hearing
- Ear pain
- Feeling filled and plugged
- Drainage from the ear
- Fever, vomiting and rapid loss of hearing (in some cases)
The Need of Ear Wax
The ear wax is produced as a self-protection for the ears and a little amount of wax is essential for the ears. The lack of ear wax might result in dry ears, itchiness and irritation. Ear wax is useful for the ear. It might protect the ear from dust, small objects and insects.
The primary uses of ear wax are:
- Acts as a protective cover to ear
- Block dust and insects entering the ears
- Ear wax lubricates the ear
- Self cleans the ear canal
- Acts as an antibacterial and anti fungal agent
- Reduces the chances of infection and germ attack
- Protects eardrum