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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.
The key is to use this after. [link]
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
I had the exact same thing, for me it was an ear wax blockage that would come and go when yawning, stretching, eating, sneezing, etc.
I bought one of these from Amazon and it was the best purchase I ever made.
Really easy and practically pain free. You can feel a little bit of pressure as the water builds up against the ear drum but it’s not painful. Feels weird as the water drains out too. Just had to be quite forceful with the pressure on the syringe to really make it jet around the ear canal; and it took several (20+) flushes over 2-3hrs with warm, salty water to get it to shift. Worth the effort though.
The soft nozzle head has a 3 way jet which is angled toward the ear canal walls rather than directly at the ear drum, so there’s practically no risk of causing yourself any harm. This link is for the one I bought from Amazon (UK), you should be able to find something similar if you live in another country:
Acu Life Ear Wax Syringe - Amazon
This is the one I use. It can take over a pint of water to work, but it works really well. Blasts out the ear wax but won't hurt your ear drum. Best part is that it's a leur lock tip, so you coils attach it to a larger syringe if you wanted.
I've had pencil eraser size chunks of wax blasted out.
This is the style of syringe they used. At least on my own it works way better than a bulb syringe, but other people use those fine too.
Doctor used 1:1 water:hydrogen peroxide, but after doing it every 2 months or so I've found I get by with mostly warm water and a little bit of peroxide. The usual 4% peroxide solution you can get is apparently safe enough to just put in your ear on its own, so you probably don't need to be exact.
Use the syringe as the instructions on the packaging says, and don't be shy about pushing the plunger with some force. I wasn't having much success until I did that after comparing how the doc did it and how my first attempt on my own was... weak.
I get a little dizzy towards the end sometimes, but I haven't ever had any issues that last more than 10 minutes.
They generally won't do it unless you've been using drops/oil for a few days to help soften it anyway, resulting in a return appointment.
Although the Dr recommended me one of these which I use instead and it works a treat.
My ears get this bad about once every 4-6 months. I just use one of these and it blasts out pencil eraser size pieces of wax (if you remove the eraser from the metal part).
That's nothing. I've had pieces of wax come out the size of those wooden pencil erasers (the whole eraser, not just what I'd above the metal piece).
Not saying that it's a competition, just saying that's a small amount of wax. Get one of these and use it on a regular basis.
Protip: Pick up an ear wash kit at your local pharmacy. It should include a plastic bulb you can use to wash out your ear that works very well in addition to peroxide. Or even better get one of these.
Try this with very warm water. Repeat several times in each ear. Use as needed. It moved masses of wax out of my ears and didn't blast my eardrum.
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.
No it's a thing people do. any oil I think softens up ear wax.
But this is what people should just use [link]
This looks like it
I assume you are talking about this [link]
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)
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.
dont bother seeing a professional to clean your ears just buy this and save money.
done my ears very good.
Ear candling is a sham.
I use debrox and flush with water with this syringe I bought from Amazon. Debrox often comes with a bulb syringe but I found it was not as effective as the other syringe I linked here.
I actually bought an actual ear cleaner off Amazon for $5 and it is amazing
Edit: Ear Wax Rmvl Syr [link]
It works really well, and there's virtually no chance of damaging your ear drum. It can take a lot of tries (in a row) for it to get the wax out, but it usually comes out in a giant chunk.
This doo-hickey works even better than a bulb syringe (source: am married to an ear wax factory)amazon
I have the solution friend. I switched from qtips to this months ago. the only time I use qtips is to dry the most outer part, followed with a square of tp.
I use this: [link]
works well for me.
I use this special ear syringe along with an earwax softener.
Hot but not scalding water and/or warm Hydrogen Peroxide + a bulb or syringe
i prefer this one, the nozzle tip is specially shaped to protect your ear:
The MotoGP was great! Try Audiclean in the shower - far better than olive oil and all that. And grab one of these for the shower too: [link]
I recently switched to one of these.
Just buy one of these Best $5 I've ever spent.
If it happens again, buy one of these. It does an excellent job of blasting out earwax.
Dude, just buy one of these and use it every few months.
I highly recommend this product for ear wax cleansing.
AcuLife Ear Wax Removal Syringe [link]
I use it once every couple of weeks and it works wonders for me. Haven't used a Q-Tip since.
I used to use Q-Tips until one day my ear was so blocked with wax that I went deaf in that ear. At 25 I couldn't hear a single thing. Went to the doctors to get it flushed out and they told me everything I already knew...Q-tips push ear wax back...one day you'll lodge some so far back that you're screwed.