Cerumen or earwax is a natural substance which is secreted by the ear canal itself. It is a yellowish substance, partly pertaining to the property of being waxy and may look gross when the ear is cleaned with a cotton bud. Before we go ahead with our topic here, we should understand why exactly our ears secrete a filthy waxy substance that can clog our ears.
Ear wax is secreted by almost all mammals, including humans and small mammals. Ear wax acts as a protective shield so that all the sounds that reach the eardrum get minimized and do not affect it. Also, it acts as a lubricant, though it may accumulate and the ear may look untidy if the ear wax has been accumulated on the tragus as well.
Usually, people do not cater to home remedies when relating to therapies regarding the utter removal of ear wax. Also, the ears should be cleaned on a daily basis in order to prevent it from accumulating and posing trouble such as untidiness and other hearing disturbances. In 90% of cases, we would recommend a doctor and draining therapies if the ear is clogged, making you partly deaf.
However, there are certain suggested and approved home therapies that you may cater too if you are willing to take the risk and avoid certain draining procedures recommended by your doctor. Also, if you are amenable to choose between the draining procedure and a home therapy, it would be better to have the former actually recommended and approved by your doctor so that any harm would be avoided if inflicted.
Regardless of irrigation and other techniques which involve perforation, let us consider a simple therapy that can be amended if the ear wax is troubling you to the peak. In a little container, mix a tablespoon of salt in adequate amounts of water and wait until it is dissolved completely in it. Soak a cotton swab in the saline water and squirt some drops on to the ear canal which has been blocked with ear wax. Make sure that the saline water does not go all the way inside.
Tilt the side of the head which bears the throttled ear wax in the opposite direction and wait patiently until and unless the entirety of the salt water flows out, thus, cleaning the ear and making it moist. Clean the remaining residue with the help of a cotton bud or a cotton swab on a stick gently.
The aforementioned procedure can be easily repeated by replacing the salt with some hydrogen peroxide in water. This solution can be applied and waited for better results in the same way as amended with the salt water. You may also rub the cotton swab soaked in hydrogen peroxide in your ear so that it may grasp the cerumen on to it and clean your ear.
All procedures should be amended quite gently and smoothly. Doctors’ recommendation and approval will be highly considered to be noteworthy and of amenable choice. Above all, the draining techniques are quite safer and highly approved as you would not be able to do any of them at home which would nullify the risk of damage.