Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Fee | 2011-03-31

Q.

Earwax

Hi doc, any remedies that can be used to clear uo ear wax besides going to have it removed at an ear specialist?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Ear wax has a normal protective function in the ear passsages. You can using try a few drops of warm [be very careful, not hot!] olive oil in the ear canals at least once daily for 3 or 4 days. Be careful not to push the wax deeper into your ears when using ear buds. Just mop the liquid wax up gently at the opening to your ear passages.

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