6th December 2019

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How do I clean the wax out of my ears?

Lifestyle and home remedies
  1. Soften the wax. Use an eyedropper to apply a few drops of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin or hydrogen peroxide in your ear canal.
  2. Use warm water. After a day or two, when the wax is softened, use a rubber-bulb syringe to gently squirt warm water into your ear canal.
  3. Dry your ear canal.

Keeping this in view, can I get my ears cleaned at urgent care?

The wax will fall out or may be cleaned safely from the outer ear with a washcloth. Earwax that is causing problems can be removed by your Reddy Urgent Care healthcare provider. Your provider may use irrigation (ear washes), a curette (tiny spoon-shaped tool), or suction.

How do you get your ears cleaned?

Safe ways to remove earwax
  1. Ask your doctor to remove the wax in their office.
  2. Clean the outside of your ear with a damp cloth.
  3. If you choose to use cotton swabs, don't insert them into the ear canal.
  4. You can use earwax softener to soften earwax for easier removal.
  5. You can use a syringe to irrigate your ears.

Can a doctor remove ear wax?

Medical Treatment for Earwax Blockage. The doctor may remove your earwax with a small plastic spoon called a curette, or irrigate your ear with warmed water, sodium bicarbonate, or other prescription-strength eardrops. The doctor may also use gentle suction to remove the wax.
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