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How To Dissolve Ear Wax

Ear wax can be a real pain. Ear wax removal can, therefore, be tricky. With a safety first attitude, the last thing we want is to damage our hearing or ears when removing unwanted wax.

In this blog post, we guide you through a number of remedies on how to dissolve ear wax.

The Problem of Wax...

Most ear problems last only a couple of hours, and there are many options to relieve your discomfort. One of the most common ear problems is caused by ear wax and can affect millions of people each year. Depending on the person, the amount of ear wax produced varies widely, meaning some people may be prone to excessive wax build-up. Dissolving ear wax can help eradicate this problem.

What Role Does Ear Wax Play?

Ear wax is a normal biological material produced by glands in the ear and functions as a proactive waterproof coating. It is a combination of dead cells, sebum, cerumen and various external materials such as dirt and cosmetics.

Ear wax fulfills several important functions:

  • It protects the ear canal
  • Keeps the lining of the ear canal lubricated
  • Helps keep the canal clean
  • Ear wax traps dirt
  • Repels water

Moreover, as earwax is softly acidic, it has antibacterial properties.It may be soft and moist, which is common in children, or it may be hard and more likely to become impacted, which is more common in older people. The ear naturally expels wax but sometimes earwax cannot be effectively excreted, resulting in a blockage. Ear wax dissolvers can correct this impacted wax.

When Wax Becomes An Issue

Occasionally, earwax build-up can cause a hard plug to form. If the wax becomes impacted deep into the ear canal, it can cause impaired hearing. Conductive hearing loss is the most common signal of a blockage in the ear canal. As a result, you may also experience pain, irritation, itchiness, dizziness, vertigo, and even tinnitus. In some instances, earwax build-up does not cause any symptoms. However, it can prevent examination of the tympanic membranes.

How To Dissolve Ear Wax Safely

At Hearing Direct you can find a range of wax softening and wax removal products.

The most important piece of advice when dealing with earwax is not to use cotton buds to try and clear the ear. This can make the problem worse, either by compacting the wax into a harder plug or occasionally by piercing the ear drum. Instead, the best solution is to dissolve ear wax when removing the excess or build-up.

dissolve ear wax ACU-Life Ear Wax Removal Syringe

ACU-Life Ear Wax Removal Syringe - Excess earwax can be alleviated at home. The ACU-Life syringe directs fluid into the ear canal using a tri-direction stream to effectively remove earwax without damaging the ear drum.

ACU-Life Deluxe Ear Cleanser - This ACU-Life uses a water or saline solution to safely loosen and dissolve ear wax from the ear canal. The ‘tri-stream’ tip directs fluid onto the canal walls rather than directly into the ear. This method can be repeated until the ear is fully irrigated.

Audiclean Cleansing Ear Wash - Once syringed, you can keep your ears clean and fresh with Audiclean. It gently rinses residue from the ear canal and prevents the build-up of earwax. This product does not require any skills or training to achieve effective results and can be used on a regular basis.

Eargene Skin Relief - Those who suffer from excessive ear wax are more likely to experience an ear infection. Ear infections are common and typically clear up on their own after a few days. To relieve pain and itching, you could try Eargene. It softens stress cracks and helps rebuild the keratin coating of the skin in the ear canal. If however, symptoms do persist then you should always consult a medical professional.

Earol Olive Oil Spray -  Many doctors and nurses advise patients to use olive oil prior to syringing; this is to soften and remove earwax. By doing this, the syringing process is more effective. The procedure is pain-free and can also be used a preventive measure.


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