Cerumen, known as earwax, is a waxy substance which is secreted in the ear canal.
Earwax cleans our ears and protects them from water, fungi, and bacteria, and it also protects them from insects.
But, sometimes, a buildup of earwax can lead to certain problems such as hearing loss, ringing in the ears, diminished hearing, earache, dizziness, itching, and irritation.
The above-mentioned symptoms happen as a result of a wax blockage in the ear canal. So, we need to clean our ears occasionally.
Most of the people clean their ears by using cotton swabs. But, many people are not aware that cotton swabs push the earwax deeper into the ear canal. As a result of this, earwax starts to accumulate in the ear channel, which leads to obstruction.
Constant use of headphones and earplugs can increase the risk of cerumen impaction and excessive earwax in the ear canal.
6 effective natural remedies to treat this condition.
Mix equal amounts of water and 3% hydrogen peroxide. When you are ready, drop a bit of this mixture in the ear. Then, shake your head a bit to allow the solution penetrate into the ear canal. Wait for few minutes and tilt your head to the opposite side so the liquid drains out.
Drop 2-3 drops of olive oil in your ear before you go to bed. Remember that you should sleep on the opposite side. For best results, you need to repeat this treatment for 3 or 4 nights. Olive oil will soften the earwax, so it will be easier to remove it.
Heat 2-3 tablespoons of paraffin oil over a candle flame and apply a few drops in your ear. Then, you need to lie still for a few minutes. After that, you should rinse your ear with some warm water. Repeat this treatment three days in a row.
Take ½ cup of water and dissolve one teaspoon of salt. After that, soak a cotton ball in it and tilt the head on the side to allow the solution to penetrate the ear. Then, keep your head tilted in the opposite direction so that the remaining liquid drains out. You can use a tissue.
Vinegar and alcohol solution
Take a small bowl and pour equal parts of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar in it. Then, soak a cotton ball in it and apply a few drops of the remedy to each ear.
Apply 4 drops of glycerin in each ear. You should repeat the procedure 3 times a day.
Glycerin and paraffin oil can be found at almost all pharmacies.