Ways to remove earwax include using over-the-counter softening drops and flushing the ear with warm water, according to WebMD. Ear candling is not a valid method, as it can be dangerous, and research does not suggest that it effectively removes earwax.
Debrox and Murine are two types of softening drops that patients can place in the ear and then drain after approximately five minutes, notes WebMD. Some people use a bulb-type syringe to wash the ear out with water. In order to prevent dizziness, the water should be close to body temperature.
An earwax impaction must be treated by a doctor, states WebMD. Using a Q-tip or other object to remove earwax is the most common cause of an earwax blockage or impaction.