Generally our ears clean themselves. The external part of the ear canal exudes earwax, formally called cerumen, so as to lock in dust, water, and bacteria. The earwax slowly journeys to the ear’s aperture, where it drops out or is wiped away, collecting the foreign particles with it.
Almost for every person, this self-cleaning procedure works very well. But, there are some people who generate over earwax that adds up and ultimately hardens, ensuing in uneasiness and hearing impairment.
Sometimes the collected earwax hardens and can irritate the delicate tissues of the ear canal. By no means try to dig out the earwax from your ear with a swab. By doing this, it only pushes the wax further inside the ear canal and can sometimes damage the eardrum.
• To take out the hardened earwax, begin with little drops of mineral oil or get over-the-counter eardrops.
• Lean your head to one side and pull the earlobe lightly to open the ear canal to gently put in the drops.
• Plug a cotton ball in the ear opening and allow the drops to go deep in the ear canal by keeping the ear facing up for five minutes.
• Do it twice a day for three or four days until the wax gets softened and finally is released.
For obstinate and hardened wax, use a modern and sophisticated ear wax-removal solution. Read the instructions and get the directions for use correctly. Use the drops for some days, and then flush the ear with water, as directed in the manual.
If you still feel full in your ears, then it is time to get medical help. Get a stronger drop from your doctor to soften the earwax or with special instruments or a suction device, the doctor himself may remove it. Keep checking your ears regularly so that you can solve the problem before it becomes a major one.