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Old 04-14-2011, 10:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
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What is the best and/or safest way to clean it out of childrens' ears? Drops? Irrigation? Doctor or no doctor? How do you deal with this?


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Old 04-14-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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My 3 year old DS has a wax problem.

 

Here is what I do and it works great

 

I bought an otoscope so I can look in there myself and see when it is starting to get too waxy in there. It seems like for my DS that is about every 2-3 weeks.

 

I have him lie on his side and put a few drops of 3% hygrogen peroxide into his ear and have it lie there until it stops bubbling (usually about 10 min). I have him watching TV while I do this. Then I let it drain and use an ear wax remover syringe to flush out the ear. Sometimes the peroxide can be drying so Ill put a drop or two of olive oil or garlic oil in there afterwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Very helpful info - thanks! I don't mind a little mess and I really don't like going to doctors if I can help it. I have read that ear wax, like tooth tartar, is the body's way of pushing out undesireable or excess substances in the diet (dairy maybe?)


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I use oil in my DS's ears. I have used olive oil but am currently using sterile mineral oil. I put in a drop or two and within a couple of days the wax either falls out or I am able to clean it successfully out because it has moved to the front of the ear where a cloth can reach it easily.


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subbing as my kids especially ds, has nasty ton of ear wax.
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I leave it alone. Ear wax has natural protective and cleansing functions for the ear. It is only a problem if it is produced to excess, and only then because it can obstruct clear hearing.

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