Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tania | 2011/05/05


Ear Wax


My daughter is 6 and noticed a huge ball of wax blocked in her ear, I tried cleaning it as best I could but landed up pushing it back.

She did complain that she can''t hear so nicely out of that ear. What can I use " home products"  to soften and get this wax out the ear.


Expert's Reply



You can use olive oil to soften this wax. Use 3 or 4 drops of the olive oil in your daughter's ear with the hard wax. It helps if the oil is slightly warm but make sure that it is not hot!

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/05/05

There are over the counter meds you can buy to help with this, go to your chemist and ask the pharmacist. I can''t remember the names of the ear drops though, but it softens the wax and lets it all run out. I haven''t tried any of these on me or my kids, but have heard other parents saying that they work.

Otherwise, let her lie back in a warm bath with her ears submerged and then gently clean out with a face cloth (though personally I don''t find that works at all).

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