This week when one of my sons said that his hearing was impaired because of wax, I decided to do a bit of research about a home method I had heard about, instead of sending him to the doctor.
We successfully used the olive oil method. I warmed a bit of organic olive oil and added some fresh crushed/minced garlic. Check the temperature on your wrist before putting in ear! Using a syringe, I put some of the oil in his ear and secured a cotton ball there so that the oil didn't leak out. He slept with a towel on his pillow and in the morning we flushed the ear with 1 dose of hydrogen peroxide and about 2 or 3 doses of purified water. Low and behold, a large piece of wax easily made its way out of his ear and into the bathroom sink!
When flushing the ear with water, the "patient" should have that ear somewhat parallel with the sink. Pull the earlobe down and out to straighten the entrance to the ear. Gently squirt the water into the ear. Have the patient shake his head gently side to side, between each flushing, like after swimming.
If it doesn't work the first time, repeat the olive oil process. Some wax is more stubborn than others. Also, this should only be done when one is experiencing symptoms and not on a regular basis.
I just love when I can help my family with natural home remedies. However, if you are uncomfortable with this method or feel there is a more serious matter at hand - I urge you to contact a medical professional.
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