An ear-cleaning kit contains instruments designed to painlessly and effectively remove earwax. Kit contents vary, but a standard kit may include a small vacuum, a bottle of wax-softening solution and a squeezable bulb.
Earwax is generally considered safe, but sometimes excessive amounts of waxy buildup can cause physical discomfort or harbor bacteria. An ear-cleaning kit may help alleviate these issues if it is used properly. If used incorrectly, a home-cleaning kit may damage the interior of the ear. Users should carefully follow the instructions that accompany the kit and consult with a health care provider before inserting any objects into the ears.