How do you use an ear wax removal kit?


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Earwax removal kits typically contain an earwax softener solution, a rubber bulb syringe and earplugs. To remove earwax, pour the solution into your ears, and seal in the solution using earplugs. Next, fill the syringe with water, flush out your ears, then dry your ears with alcohol and peroxide.

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  1. Apply the softener solution

    Tilt your head to the side, and apply a few drops of earwax softener solution to your ears. Keep your head tilted for a few minutes to allow the solution to work. Alternatively, use earplugs to trap the solution in your ears for several minutes. If the wax is still not soft enough to remove, use the bulb syringe to ease the removal.

  2. Use the rubber bulb syringe

    Fill the syringe with warm water, and tilt your head to the side. Gently fill your ears with water to flush out any remaining earwax. Do not put the tip of the syringe in your ears. To straighten the ear canal, pull the back of the ear slightly backwards and upwards. If the wax doesn't come out within 5 minutes, try again in a few hours. If the wax doesn't come out after 3 or 4 attempts, see a doctor, or reapply the solution for several nights until the wax is soft enough to remove.

  3. Dry with alcohol and peroxide

    To dry your ears after cleaning them, apply a few drops of alcohol. Mix the alcohol with peroxide if the alcohol is too harsh.

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