What are the safest methods for ear wax removal at home?

When proceeding to remove excess earwax at home, it is highly advisable to take the necessary safety precautions to avoid impacting the ear wax further or causing injury to the delicate internal infrastructure of the ear. There are a variety of earwax removal methods, however, some are much safer than others. Keep on reading to learn about some of the safer methods of at-home earwax removal:


Olive Oil: Natural remedies such as dropping olive oil into the ear canal and leaving it to sit for a few minutes can prove to be a safe method of earwax removal. The olive oil helps to soften the earwax, allowing for some of it to migrate out of the ear canal. 


Water Irrigation: Gently flushing out the ear canal with a syringe filled with lukewarm water can help to dislodge earwax. Body-temperature water must be used to avoid complications.


At-home methods can often cause more harm than benefit; many of the methods mentioned above can present damaging side effects. If you are seeking a safe and effective earwax removal service, professional earwax removal is your best option. Our NHS-trained audiologists use a micro-suction tool – the gold standard of earwax removal methods – to gently dislodge and remove impacted earwax. Utilising the necessary safety and hygiene precautions, you can rest assured that you are in the best hands.


Contact Ear Wax Care today and experience the safety and convenience of our micro-suction earwax removal service for yourself.

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