For some reason, whenever I swim, I get crazy amounts of ear wax buildup over the next couple of days. I used one of those Japanese ear picks for a while, and it helped, but then I discovered this glorious device. Fill it with warm water, shoot it into your ear, and repeat. The first few sprays probably won't produce much, as it needs to soften up the wax a bit first, but then big chunks of wax start coming out of your ear and suddenly you can hear so much better. It's the most satisfying thing ever.
The photos in the Amazon reviews are disgusting, but they'll give you an idea of what will be coming out of your ears.
I get these so frequently it's crazy. And they're huge, like 3 times the size of that. I got this thing on Amazon and it's literally a godsend because they're not dropping down the back of my throat as I try to cough them out.
Also, happy cake day! Seems like a nice gift
I'll be honest, I have ear wax issues. Despite others here saying wax is SUPPOSED to drain from the ear, mine does not. I've had issues my whole life. I don't use Q-tips because I was also told it was bad.
When I can tell my ears are getting bad, I will use hydrogen peroxide (~~HO2~~ H2O2), of which you can buy a lifetime supply of for $1. That with a bulb to force water in usually helps for the average person. I like this method just to listen to all the fizzing. It's like pop in your ear.
Every once in a while I need to go to the doctor to get my ears cleaned. I only do this when I'm losing hearing though since it can get pretty expensive. They use a squirt bottle to with a small funnel on the end and force warm water into your ear. This is the result. Gross as all get out, warning you.
I recently bought the tool they use on Amazon, but there is something that the doctor does a lot better than me. They can get a lot of nasty gunk out of there.
In summary, warm water with force, and funny chemicals. All much better than a Q-tip.
LOOK AT THESE THINGS!
I can't wait to shove that spring thingy in my ear!
The last time these got brought up, someone linked to this kit to get them out: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018VMED2E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
I found it pretty useful, better than a q-tip and a flashlight like I usually use for the process.
i use these drops and a syringe. let the drops soften up the blockage, then use the syringe to push to potatoes out. point the syringe against the wall of the ear as opposed to perpendicular with the ear canal. this way you flush the water out instead blast the wax further in. i get blocked ears a lot and this usually helps me after 1-3 attempts depending on severity.
There's something on Amazon called an Elephant Ear. $30 seems a little much for a plastic bottle and some tubing, but it's got to be cheaper than a doctor. I've used mine three times in three years and each time, out plopped an impressive, firm wad of ear gunk along with a little "pop!", followed by deliciously crisp hearing. It's awesome.
At this point, I look forward to impacted wax just to get the satisfaction of cleaning it out.
Doc told me to get one of the kits that have the drops that bubble up, let that work for a while and then use the included bulb to rinse it out. That's basically exactly what they use there just a lot less hardcore. They said if you do that every six weeks or so that should be fine. Link
Yep. I have really waxy ears, and they once got so clogged that I couldn't hear. Doctor used one of these to clean it out and it worked great. You can buy them for less than the cost of the doctor visit (but it was worth it to learn about this).
The key is to use this after. https://www.amazon.com/Acu-Life-Ear-Wax-Removal-Syringe/dp/B000SOJXGA
It's a syringe for your ears that won't let the water go directly on your eardrums so you can put more pressure than a regular syringe. Works well for me.
If that was in my ear I could probably get it out, but I have been doing this for 20 years. I don’t recommend that others start sticking things in their ears. A professional can get that right out. One thing that you might want to try is the Ototek loop. It is safely made so that it cannot go too far in the ear canal. It’s the first tool that I ever used to clean my ears.
Take a look at this. https://www.amazon.com/Ototek-Loop-Ear-Wax-Removal/dp/B008BXLINQ
Just saying, this ear wax removal syringe with the tip that won't let you shove it in too far, and with holes to spray the water at the sides of your ear canal instead of blasting it straight at your ear drum is the only way to go.
For anyone that needs a tool, I grabbed this one when it was recommended on here a while back and it’s great: ONLYKXY Ear Wax Removal Tool,Folding Type Titanium Alloy Ear-Pick Cleaner Portable Ear Wax Removal Tools Ear Spoon Attached A Key Ring https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B083SCLSHY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GRXGZT7MWY063TJKSGKH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
After I found out that using them inside the ear canal was a poor idea by reading the packaging on mine, I found this to remove excess earwax: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011WFO1G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_JDQBJS2WPWNHXRME5CHN
One of my ears had a build-up of wax that cleared out after using some wax softener off of Amazon. It was this same subreddit that got me to try it. A lot more people have wax build-up causing hearing loss than you'd think. They'll blame it on old age, or get so used to it they forget what good audio sounds like. It's only really obvious when you go deaf or feel like you're under water.
There are also cases of tinnitus occurring from wax-build up or people puncturing their eardrums because they stuff their Q-tips deep inside. God forbid you live with tinnitus for the rest of your life.
It's $8 bucks to clear out your ears of old wax and possibly improve your hearing. Might as well try a wax softener.
I've been using the Ototek Loop for years now with no issues. Use it about once every two weeks after a shower. Feels good to use too
Yep, sure is. Do you have a bobby pin (for hair) lying around? You could try to gently hook it out. I've had better luck with that than the cotton tips. I clean first by running the bobby pin under very hot water for 30 secs. If you get tonsil stones often (I do, which sucks), you could buy one of those tonsil stone remover kits on Amazon. I love mine: https://www.amazon.com/AirgoesinTM-Upgraded-Remover-Tonsillolith-Irrigator/dp/B018VMED2E
Skip the local pharmacy. Just order a 50ml ear cleaning syringe off amazon. Get a bowl of warm water and flush your ears with it until all that shit comes out.
At my clinic this is what we use. Warm water with as much hydrogen peroxide as you want.
Is It flakey? My ears were getting super flakey and causing more sebum than usual. Every. Single. Day. I had to clean them. I looked it up and it’s a form of yeast that can grow inside the ear canal. If it’s bad enough a doctor can prescribe things for you but what I found works best is..... t gel. T gel or nizoral dandruff shampoo. Wash your ears with it, around then and suds really good. Kind of suds the inside then rinse. If I take a bath I do the same and dip my head back, rinse and make sure to let my head lay back and recline in the water where the foamy bubbles are from scrubbing out the shampoo. That way the water can enter my ears and really get in there. Then throughout the bath it kind of just gets cleaned out as I keep going under water.
But if you shower, suds the ears w t gel or nizoral shampoo. Definitely check into fungal ear overgrowth if you are having abnormal sebum or flakes that must be cleaned every day, every other day. Oh!!! And also macks I believe it’s called makes an ear irrigation kit that you literally put drops in, earplugs, it dissolves the gunk— and then you rinse with this squirty tool. It’s $5-7 at local drugstores. There’s multiple brands.
I like to use theses 1x per week and I started 3x in a row to really get my ears clean. I want to try elephant ear cleaner off amazon. You should read the reviews, watch the videos of it actually working! It takes out hugeeee chunks of wax you didn’t even know you had. Some impacted by q tip overuse.
Ok enuff about ears.
>ear wash things that use a spray bottle
Fascinating. I've never heard of this before. Easy to find, with a quick search: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G5R45P9/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07G5R45P9&pd_rd_w=yMmqF&pf_rd_p=085568d9-3b13-4ac1-8ae4-24a26c00cb0c
I do an ear lavage about every 6 weeks. You can do it at home by yourself and save the medical bill.
You make a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water, squirt it into your ears, and all the earwax just falls out. Best 30 bucks I've spent.
Airgoesin™ Upgraded Tonsil Stone Remover Tool or Earwax Removal, Blue, 4 Tips, Tonsillolith Pick Case + 1 Irrigator Fresh Breath Oral Rinse https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018VMED2E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_F4Q.FbVN7MGFZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the one I got at the local CVS. Looks like this one on Amazon is the same.
Price is a few dollars more than I remember. Maybe I got it on sale, idk. Anyway, it's stupidly simple for how well it works.
I imagine others work similarly well? I haven't tried them. The more pressure you have the ability to deliver deep while aiming, and having an exit path for the water, the better. On mine, the weird blue tip helps with making sure there's an exit path.
Probably the most important part of the technique is figuring out where your ear wants it angled. I also like to use my free hand to pull back on my ear, which straightens the canal.
Our pediatrician used this exact one for our child:
Not sure if this is the same that they use on adults, but it worked on our child as chunks came out (without any drops ahead of time to soften it).
I got my ears irrigated at a doctor's office as well, they used one of these bad boys and I bought my own immediately. You don't need hydrogen peroxide, with just water it flushes so much gunk out.
I use something a little different. I'm on the opposite side that I cannot STAND how much q-tips feel. They actually hurt the inside of my ear. I use that thing a few times a week in the shower and ohmygod. It's like an eargasm.
just buy this or use a waterpik at lowest setting
Oh a few more things, a few days before your impression appointment buy and use this EXACTLY TO THE LETTER as the instructions say;
Then on the day of arrive at the audiologists office 30min early and sit down and relax for 30 min before the impressions, I don’t know why but then i got my first impressions they didnt seal well so we redid and I relaxed before and got much better results, lower blood pressure or something 🤷♂️. But do these two things. I had used bite blocks and didnt on different occasions, to be honest I got a better fit when I DIDN’T use them.
These on Amazon worked well for me.
I actually deal with a lot of issues with my ears and have for years. Every three months or so they’d get clogged and I’d have to go to the doctor. Eventually, I just sprung for the spray bottle thing they used at the office and asked what solution to use (1 part peroxide and 3 parts warm water - making sure the water is warm is important do you don’t give yourself vertigo).
It’s fantastic, and I haven’t had a problem and saves me unnecessary visits to the doctor - especially during the pandemic.
Link to an example of what I mean
Get yourself an "earwax removal syringe". I was having buildup issues in one of my ears that was seriously affecting my quality of life and this thing has been a godsend.
It has a removable guard tip with 2 special design features:
The nozzle splits the water in multiple streams directed more toward the walls of your ear canal thereby reducing risk of damaging your eardrum and also increasing mechanical effectiveness.
The large guard tip prevents excessive insertion into the ear and the large holes around the outside allow water and debris to flow back out the ear freely.
It usually take many flushes, and you need take care with how forcefully you do it. The optimum Angle of insertion is neither immediately intuitive nor apparent for one not intimately acquainted with the structure of the ear, but can be found with a few tries and it's a pretty distinct feeling when you find it. I start with water that is just barely warm, flush with that a few times and then cool it down just a bit, not quite to the point it feels cold mind you. My thought process is that the slightly higher than body temp water will soften and erode any blockages, and that the cooler water helps to stiffen it up enough to easily pass back through the ear and syringe head.
I've found doing this in the shower to be the best bet, I think the recommendations say to use a bowl to catch the runoff water and debris but it's messy and hit or miss with facial hair involved.
The satisfaction of seeing a nearly pencil eraser sized plug of wax afterward and the clarity of my hearing is priceless.
I got this one on Amazon about 4 months ago and it's been a great little kit to have. I've had no issues so far!
AirgoesinTM Upgraded Tonsil Stone Remover Tool or Earwax Removal, Blue, 4 Tips, Tonsillolith Pick Case + 1 Irrigator Fresh Breath Oral Rinse https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018VMED2E/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_swXeEbX36CDN8
Get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-Doctor-Easy/dp/B005M2B5P0
This is what the ophthalmologists use in office. Almost everything else risks damaging your ear drum.
I got this one on the recommendation of the practice nurse at my GP's. I was also advised to use olive oil for a few days first. Syringe worked great.
Save the gold, here it is
EZY DOSE Ear Wax Removal Kit, Deluxe Wax Remover Syringe for Ear Irrigation, Clear, 1 Pack https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000SOJXGA/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_04XNKJX5MJPKNM6GNC8R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have small ear canals and used to have to go to the doctor's for a water irrigation a few times a year. Bought one of these and I've never been back, never had an ear infection since. It shouldn't hurt, and use body temp water.
These clean out ear wax better than anything else I've tried. I've never had the tip break off before, but it can happen, so just tilt your head toward your shoulder on the same side as the ear you're cleaning.
They're like $3 at Walmart and Target.
Could be earwax build up, if you have a cotton bud you could try clearing it out but be careful not to go too far in obviously, also if it is blocked up you'll probably just push it in further which won't help matters.... Still at least if you'll know if it was ear wax you could get some ear drops in pharmacy to loosen the wax then go to gp and get them to flush it out with a syringe (pleasant ticklish experience) or could try it yourself with one of these.. takes some time tho
I suffer in much the same way.
You can get DIY syringing kits on Amazon, the syringe has a flange on it to prevent it being inserted in too far, and it squirts the water out at an angle to protect your eardrum.
Couple of days of olive oil to soften if up and then a quick blast with it and I'm sorted. It's messy though!
That's the one I bought, in 2015!
BOCOOLIFE Earwax Removal Kit,Earwax Cleaner System-Ear Wax Washer Irrigation Flushing Kit,Ear Cleaner Kit,Ear Basin and 3 Ear Tips,Easy to Operate,Safe and Effective to Clean Ear Blockage of All Ages https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G5R45P9/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_A90ZDTJ26VYQVPJ0Y9GS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
That's an ear wax removal spoon, widely used across Asia but practically unknown in the west. Asians have different ear wax consistency and it doesn't just flake out, it clumps and needs to be manually removed with a spoon. Here's a article from the NYT
They come in all different shapes and handles, but still serves the same function.
The simple spoon works, but they do come in different sizes and shapes, here's a popular kit on Amazon with 10K+ ratings.
I’m not a doctor, but when I go to urgent care/primary to get my ears flushed out, they use the Elephant Ear Washer Bottle (link. It’s literally the exact same one so I bought it for myself. Warm water does fine but for more power you could put a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water for the foaming.
ONLYKXY Ear Wax Removal Tool,Folding Type Titanium Alloy Ear-Pick Cleaner Portable Ear Wax Removal Tools Ear Spoon Attached A Key Ring https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083SCLSHY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_5XB230B6MJM3RP6NCC72?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Just got one of these. Pretty handy for on the go. It unscrews and stows away inside of the handle to keep clean
BOCOOLIFE Earwax Removal Kit,Earwax Cleaner System-Ear Wax Washer Irrigation Flushing Kit,Ear Cleaner Kit,Ear Basin and 3 Ear Tips,Easy to Operate,Safe and Effective to Clean Ear Blockage of All Ages https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G5R45P9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_SNYP2DKWZJQYP1CVGQ3M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I meant just make sure you use the v4 top and you can use it with either the v4 or v5 like I am. Here is the dab tool: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083SCLSHY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_C6P9RQ89WKM1QDNHSBQR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
BOCOOLIFE Earwax Removal Kit,Earwax Cleaner System-Ear Wax Washer Irrigation Flushing Kit,Ear Cleaner Kit,Ear Basin and 3 Ear Tips,Easy to Operate,Safe and Effective to Clean Ear Blockage of All Ages https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G5R45P9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_GX0K36NCS0F20FT1RNV3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
EZY DOSE Ear Wax Removal Kit, Deluxe Wax Remover Syringe for Ear Irrigation, Clear, 1 Pack https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000SOJXGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_VAPDHTN0QARYGNFKCJQ5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 get one of these, changed my life.
I bought this thing after getting tired of paying my doctor for a simple ear flush. Have to do it every couple months, so it was worth it for me.
Ok, great. It’s very possible that you have ear wax buildup. This happens to me, and I agree with you that it’s debilitating. It once severely exacerbated my POTS, even. The easiest ways to fix this (or test the theory) is to get an earwax removal kit. Here’s one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011WFO1G/.
A couple of times I’ve convinced myself that I had a severe ear infection, and every single time it turned out to be ear wax buildup. There are some theories out there that ear wax is an immune mechanism, and we all have jacked immune systems. Who knows the truth, but still.
It’s an ear washing kit.. here’s the Amazon link Elephant Ear Washer Economy Bottle System by Doctor Easy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B68DPMT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_B8B8W10WVEF7FM5TMFTW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the kind of bottle. I use drops about a half hour before to loosen things up then step in the shower and then squirt vigorously.
I wear headphones and earbuds so much that my ears can't naturally clean themselves so there's just a lot of buildup.
I've been using things like this for years instead of q-tips, since you can scoop the wax out instead of packing it in:
8 Pcs Ear Pick Earwax Removal Kit, Geengle Ear Cleansing Tool Set, Ear Curette Ear Wax Remover Tool with a Cleaning Brush and Storage Box https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DJM54P7/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_N32EEGX2ZAE06MAQ7CGA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
(I have a crazy amount of earwax, if I don't clean it out every so often my ears clog up)
I don't... they are so bad for you... Instead I use one of these. It's a godsend. It scoops out the wax and has a guard so you can't go in too deep.
First link won't load. Try this:
You NEED this. Makes it so much easier to extract. Best $13 I ever spent.
Tonsil Stone Remover
I bought this kit. At first I was just going mining with the little sticks, and I'd get a few. Once I shoved the irrigator in there (the needle looking thing) and flushed it out with water.
It was amazing how many stones came out.
Get the Elephant earwash. It will change your life.
If you can't wait for something like that, you could always go to a walk in clinic and have them do it.
I have the same problem. It took me 15 years of adulthood, but I finally figured out how to do it myself. You can buy plastic versions of the same tools that the ear doctor uses. You can even get a cheap endoscope these days.
Anyways, if you use a scraper like this weekly, you won't have blockages again.
The outside of my ears get a daily cleaning as I wash the rest of my body.
I carefully use q-tips just inside the ear to wipe away detritus and ear wax on the edge. Q-tips are fine for this purpose, you just don't want to jab them into your ear and compact the wax deeper.
About once a month, I use a Debrox Earwax Removal Kit . . .putting a few drops in each ear, waiting for it to react, then rinsing it out with the little bulb.
If I don't clean out the earwax every month or so, I tend to get a stopped up ear or infection. . .your mileage and needs may vary.
Yeah, after I went to my local urgent care for a similar problem, I found and bought the exact kit they used and switched to using hydrogen peroxide like they do instead of the stuff that's in Debrox and whatever else, and it's been great for when my ears have gotten too clogged once every year or so.
That is a pretty great device that I have used to clean my ears out because I also have earwax problems.
Hydrogen peroxide is pretty great too just by itself.
In a pinch if you are panicking you can create suction in your ear with your finger and rapidly remove your finger and that will also help dislodge wax.
For me I think my dtv5 is as portable as it gets unless I go to carts. I don't know if this device has any sort of concentrate storage, but my dtv5 has a storage container that can probably hold a gram of wax, maybe a bit less. That means the only other thing I need is my dab tool, which just sits on my keychain. I use a single cell box mod which on a full charge can last at the very least three days of decently heavy use, and one or two clean cycles, so when I'm using it by myself I don't need an extra battery, and while I've brought an extra just in case, I haven't ever actually needed to swap a battery even when using with friends.
I definitely get that the size or form factor can be important to some, but for me if I need something actually discreet I bring a cart.
I use Debrox about 2-3 times a year and it works great for me. It's crazy how well I can hear after doing it.
If you do try it, get the kit that include the ear syringe/bulb.
This how I do it:
Add 4-6 drops in one ear and rest your head sideways, I just lay down. Leave them in for 10-15 mins. If it's your first time, you might need to leave it in for 30 mins.
Get a tissue and place it up to your ear and tilt your head to empty it, now do the same process to the other ear.
I then get a tall glass of warm water, it must be warm and not cold or hot. Fill up the syringe with water, insert it in your ear and aim upwards at the roof of you ear. Then squeeze hard to flush out any wax. I do this over my bathroom sink. You won't see wax come out right away, so keep doing it. For me it's about 10 pumps to get all the wax out. You'll be shocked at the amount of stuff that comes out, it's pretty disgusting tbh but it feels great when it's all done.
blocked with earwax?
i am not a doctor, this is not medical advice.... but i have that thing above and use it every 6 months or so.
I use an Elephant Ear Cleaner. It really gets the job done. It is easier used with another person who knows what they are doing however (IE just don't stick it too far in).
Dtv4 + pico + stash cap is the most ideal portable setup. Bonus points for keeping a little kit that has your device, dab tool, screwdriver, Nd qtips in. But yea I use an old beats solo case Nd it goes everywhere w me. No joke. Literally everywhere. Also look into getting this Nd adding it to your car key keychain. It’s my portable dab tool I always have w me nd is great for when I can’t bring my whole kit which has my actual dabber in it. Hope this helps tho also one more thing it’s hard to find a pico with micro usb nowadays so beware of the usb-c ones as Arctic fox doesn’t work on those. The owner of divine tribe is talking to eleaf about making a new pico with auto fire built in removing the need for Arctic fox tho so look out for that. I sure know I will!!
Not a doctor, I used to do this all the time and had to go into a doctor's office to have it fixed, until I discovered you can get these kits at big box stores: https://www.amazon.com/Debrox-Drops-Earwax-Removal-Aid/dp/B0011WFO1G
I assume you are talking about this https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000SOJXGA/
Just remember to clean it between use and really dry your ears. Otherwise, you are asking for fungal/bacteria infection (dont ask me why I know)
Putting anything in your ears can cause this. That said, I would suggest an over the counter wax removal kit to get the remaining impacted wax.
they use something like that i would guess.
i actually bought that one, i now do my own ears every few months to avoid a blockage again.
Sadly you either gotta get over the ear or in the ear. There are some that don't need to be shoved deep in your ear canal to work though like Loops or Decibullz. Loops have an actual "loop" that helps keep the basic plug in place. Decibullz are custom moldable so all you have to do is drop em in hot water til they're pliable and then mold em to your ear shape.
BTW I just had my ears professionally cleaned at the doc and I learned the tool they use is sold on Amazon link
dont bother seeing a professional to clean your ears just buy this and save money.
done my ears very good.
we use stool softener (docusate sodium) like 1-2ml in an ear, let it sit open with the patient on their side. Drain it out. Then we use the elephant spray bottles with ~20% hydrogen peroxide and 80% warm (not cold, not scolding, luke warm) water.
You never want to shove anything in your ear very far, you can rupture your ear drum. But this warm water/h202 mix with the nozzle, aiming in like a circle around the dead center of the ear canal, works wonders. I bought one of the spray bottles so I can do it myself at home.
Side note: OP probably doesn't need any softening liquids, that wax looks soft af
You can get this over the counter and my doctor told me to do it when my ear was plugged:
Debrox Earwax Removal Kit, Includes Drops and Ear Syringe Bulb, 0.5 Oz https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0011WFO1G/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_C4C816HXH7TH6SKDJG4A
He absolutely does not need to go to the doc for it. I have been to the doc for it and all they do is use this thing: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G5R45P9/
Use some ear wax removal ear drops before, let them soak in, get in the shower and start spraying into your ear.
I mention the shower cause you DO NOT want to see how much shit comes out of your ears
This is what I use. I can detach it from my keychain via the magnet and dangle from anywhere, pico, rim, anything metal.
Wanted to comment on your video but I got stoned and distracted. I have a keychain dab tool that has it's own cap and all so it stays clean. here is a link. I know amazon not the best place to pick stuff up, but it at least can give you an idea of something that may help your "on the go" setup.
PS I am pro pico stash cap and dtv 4 all the way
I've had it done by a primary care physician a couple of times. I also REALLY like this product. I use Debrox to soften things up and then use the syringe with warm water to flush it all out. Fair warning, my husband once used it way too enthusiastically and hurt his eardrum. I've never done that though.
I’ve had this problem a few times myself. I always thought I just produce a lot of ear wax 🥴 but maybe I have small ear canals too!! Lol. I’ve gone to the dr. for it before and they basically just flushed my ear until the blockage came out 🤢 I recommend these drops. Depending how bad it is you might have to repeat the process a few times to soften things up but it works for me
I am not a doctor. I do not know what kind of wax you have. do not take my words as medical advice. This is just what has worked for me. Look into the Ototek Loop You put it in your ear and start digging. It has a guard on it to prevent it from going too far in your ear. I don't use these anymore because I use ear curretes, but these are safer.
Also, consider the elephant ear. Use some debrox first and then rinse with this thing. It is powerful, but should be safe. Again, I am not a doctor and do not know what is going on in your ear. Do not take my words for medical advice. These things have just worked for me.
I swear by this. It works
This is just one example. They sell 50 different brands. They all basically do the same thing
I used to have these issues too. Like other poster said, adding oil (olive oil etc) for several days in a row twice a day helps before hand. I think purchased something called Elephant Ear system (this is similar knock off) and it works really well for me and the rest of my family. I now do this maybe twice and year and I no longer get blockages. WARM water is key.
meh, qtips are one of the worst things to use in your ears. really offtopic here, but you can use peroxide. tip your head, dump in a capful, let it sit a few minutes, then tilt your head to the sink to dump it out.
even better than that is the elephant ear washer.
Consider cleaning out your ears of built-up wax over the years. If you're the type to push your Q-tips inside your ear canal, like a lot of people, there's a chance that dried earwax is sitting on your eardrum. There's some ear-wax softener on Amazon you can try at home for a few days.
I came to this thread to legitimately ask WTF, but you piqued my curiosity.
Is THIS something to try?
Also, I use a couple q-tips in my ears (not in the ear canal) after every shower I've taken since I was a kid. Would I use this and be like "meh, nothing." ?
If it's not impacted too severely I've found this is fantastic for dealing with it at home: https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-Doctor-Easy/dp/B005M2B5P0
If it continues to be stubborn use debrox for a couple days and try again.
So I've tried several of those ear was removal kits on Amazon. I regularly have my ears impacted with wax, so frequent cleaning is critical. This is by far the best one I've tried, and it's far cheaper than all of the others. I'd also recommend getting a cheap "ear wash basin." It cuts down on the mess and helps you inspect whether you "got it out" or not. Pro-tip (given to me by my audiologist): fill the syringe with 50/50 hydrogen perxoide and warm water, flush after letting Debrox sit for about 3-5 minutes.
Most urgent care/primary care docs should do it... but honestly you can do it yourself. Just get a flush kit ( https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-Doctor-Easy/dp/B005M2B5P0 ) and some ear wax removal drops.
Well if you're going to be such a giant rude douchebag I'm going to have to angrily tell you that THIS is a name brand ear wax removal drops.
I've had better luck with this. I fill it with 1/2 hot water and 1/2 hydrogen peroxide. I do it monthly, after a shower when my earwax is softer. Works like a charm and definitely helps mitigate my T.
My ENT doctor created this. Works well! Might be able to find one at Walgreens or CVS too
Ototek Loop Ear Wax Removal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BXLINQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_R049FbYNGCDDE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
pretty nifty work! i keep one of these on my keyring for on the go, i saw it in a DT related video which also featured a homemade sharpie dab tool travel device believe it or not haha
Get the elephant ear washer from Amazon. Thank me later! Feels amazing but be careful after you're done bc cleaning your ears with it makes you a dizzy so don't pop up after cleaning and try to walk away. Give yourself like 30 seconds.
Just use one of these bad boys.
One time I pushed earwax into my eardrum with disposable hearing protection (ironic I know) and It absolutely would not come out no matter what weird internet remedy I tried. After about a week of this I was so tired of it being there (because it hurt and deafened me in that ear) that I went to an urgent care to see what they could do. They ended up flushing my ear canal out with the above and it worked so so so well.
It also made the back of my eyeballs feel cold and wet but, you know worth it lmao
They have ones with a toothpick end too
My siblings have wet gummy earwax, but I have dry ear wax. Our parents are asian, so I think it depends on your genes even if your parents are full asian. I can clean my ear easily with an ear cleaner tool, but my siblings have to use a cotton swab. Apparently, if you have wet ear wax, your body odor is stronger, too.
Most asian households have these for ear cleaning.
Some people use a water flosser but I do not. It looks like a syringe without a needle.
I also use a tool meant for zits but I use it for my tonsils.
I dont know if you know about this one yet but its a great on the go dab tool that i think every stoner should have