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How to get rid of earwax and remove ear wax at home

Searching how to get rid of earwax? Learn how to remove ear wax at home with clean removal.

00:00 How to get rid of earwax and remove ear wax at home?

00:05 Why we get an earwax build up?

00:18 Symptoms of ear wax build up?

00:37 Cotton ear buds and earwax?

01:16 Olive oil or almond oil ear drops to remove ear wax?

01:51 How to use olive oil or almond oil ear drops for earwax?

02:30 Other ear drops to get rid of earwax?

03:08 When to seek medical attention?

03:17 Conclusion on earwax?


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.


Signs and symptoms of earwax blockage may include:

- Earache

- Feeling of fullness in the ear

- Ringing or noises in the ear (tinnitus)

- Hearing loss

- Dizziness

- Cough

- Itchiness in the ear

- Odour or discharge in the ear

- Pain or infection in the ear


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.


• 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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About this video: Searching how to get rid of earwax? In this video, Advanced Medical Practitioner Abraham Khodadi, MPharm(Hons)IPresc MScACP shares how to remove ear wax at home with clean removal.

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