A lot people mistakenly think that earwax is bad. Some even find it gross and remove it from their ears every time they shower or bathe. Although earwax might seem useless, it actually plays an important role in keeping your ears healthy.
The yellowish waxy substance also known as cerumen is naturally produced within your ear canals to protect your inner ears from infections, dust, and dirt, as well as bacteria and other germs that would otherwise enter them.
Generally, earwax will make its way out of the opening of the ear on its own, but sometimes it can build up and cause blockage problems.
Do Not Clear Your Ears With Q-Tips…
The worst thing you can do about cleaning your ears is to use a Q-tip. Not only is it ineffective but doing this will further push the wax into your ear canal and therefore increasing your risks of a blockage.
So whatever you do, don’t use Q-tips inside your ear! However, using it on the outside is safe and won’t cause any problems.
How To Clear Out Earwax Naturally?
If you feel that there is a blockage due to wax build up or believe that you an infection in your ear, you can try this all natural, homemade rinse.
Earwax Home Remedy Recipe
All you need is white vinegar and rubbing alcohol.
- Take a small container and fill it halfway with white vinegar and equal parts rubbing alcohol.
- Tilt your head to one side, so your ear is level and will hold the liquid inside, then gently pour in about a teaspoon or a few drops of the mixture.
- Stay still for one minute, then sit back up and allow the liquid to drain from the ear.
You may repeat this process twice daily until your ears clear up.
Warning: Do NOT perform this if you suspect that you have a hole in your eardrum. Talk to your doctor first!