Hydrogen, olive oil and salt water are excellent cerumen cleansers
Ear wax or “cerumen” (medical name) is a natural substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. It is used for lubrication and has a protective and antibacterial role. The problem occurs when congestion occurs and hearing is impaired. Wax can accumulate deep in the ear canal. Excessive wax deposition can occur due to narrowing of the ear canal caused by infection or disease (skin, bone, or connective tissue). It can also occur due to insufficient or excessive secretion of cerumen caused by some trauma or blockage inside the ear canal. Increased secretion of fat in the ears can occur due to a lack of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc or magnesium. Some of the signs of excessive accumulation of wax in the ears are pain, a feeling of fullness in the ears, an uncomfortable feeling, noise (tinnitus), temporary hearing loss and itching. There are simple natural preparations that easily remove the hardened mucus from the ears, but these preparations should not be used in the case of a pierced ear membrane. None of the preparations from the text should be suddenly sprayed into the ear, as this can damage the eardrums and the inner ear. Do not pour hot oil into the ear as it may damage the skin inside the ears or eardrum and cause infection.
- Cleaning wax with salt water – this is the best means of removing fat (accumulated wax) in the ears. Dissolve one teaspoon of sea salt in half a cup of warm water. Then drip the solution into the ears. Tilt your head so that your healed ear is facing the ceiling. Stay in that position for 3 to 5 minutes. Then lean in the opposite direction to drain the water from the ear.
- Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide-hydrogen peroxide is an excellent means of removing grease from the ears. Hydrogen peroxide is sparkling so it easily removes accumulated grease and other dirt and impurities. Mix equal amounts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Drip into the ear. Let the solution stay in the ear for a few minutes. Then tilt your head to the other side to squeeze out the excess.
- Cleaning with olive oil-excess wax in the ears can be removed with olive oil which softens the wax which is then easier to remove from the ears. The antiseptic properties of olive oil will eliminate the risk of infections. Heat the oil slightly first. Then drip 3 to 5 drops into the stuffy ear. Leave for 10 minutes for the wax to soften. Tilt your head to the side and remove the oil and wax with ear sticks.
- Cleaning with baking soda – baking soda is a very effective natural means of removing wax from the ears. Mix two tablespoons of water with ¼ tablespoons of baking soda. Tilt your head to the side and pipette a few drops into your stuffy ear. Wait ten minutes. Then slowly spray that water into your ear. Tilt your head to the opposite side to squeeze out excess solution and dissolved wax. Clean the ear with a soft, clean cloth.