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Ear Wax | How To Remove Ear Wax


Ear Wax or Earwax. How To Remove Ear Wax. How To Get Rid Of Earwax. How To Unblock Ear. Blocked Earwax.


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1) Hey Abraham. May I ask you to make a video on treating ear wax. Also love your videos they are always so helpful - 00:15


WHAT IS EAR WAX:

Earwax is a build up of cerumen, sebum, dead cells, sweat, hair and foreign materials like dust. Earwax is a normal physiological substance that protects the ear canal and the cerumen actually has antibacterial/antifungal properties.


HOW TO REMOVE EAR WAX:

You can pick a small bottle of olive oil ear drops from your pharmacy which will come with a dropper. The usual dose is 2-3 drops in your effected ear twice a day but please follow the instructions that come with it so you administer the drops properly for maximum effect. Now once you administer the drops gently press your tragus a couple of times and this will help olive oil go further into the ear and spread evenly.


The key to getting results when using olive oil is to use it everyday while you have an earwax build up so put a reminder on your phone so you don’t forget. Use it for about 2 weeks and during this period you should see lumps of earwax fall out of your ear especially at night time when your lying down. You may wake up and see wax on your pillow case or just around your ear, this is normal and shows that it's working.


There are also other drops you can get from your pharmacy so always speak to your pharmacist first so they can check your symptoms properly and advise the best course of treatment for you.


Please do not use your fingers or any objects like cotton buds to remove earwax. This will push it in and make it worse.


WHEN TO SPEAK TO YOUR GP PRACTICE:

• If your ear hasn't cleared after 5 days

• Your ear is badly blocked and you can't hear anything (you can get an infection if it isn't cleared)




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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


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