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Are ear candles from Walgreens approved medical products?

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Ear candles from Walgreens are not approved medical products; using them as medical devices is prohibited by federal law, states Walgreens. The candles are sold only for entertainment purposes, and the sellers and manufacturers disclaim liability for any resulting cost or damage claims arising from their use.

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An ear candle user should always have someone present when using the product, and the user is fully responsible for its use, according to Walgreens. The store sells ear candles marketed as all-natural "earomatherapy." Offered in a variety of scents and sold with four candles in a package, the product is promoted as a way to clear earwax.

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