Health Hacks: Using Hydrogen Peroxide to remove harden Ear Wax


Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection against bacteria, fungi, insects and water.

Earwax consists of shed skin cells, hair, and the secretions of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands of the outside ear canal. Major components of earwax are long chain fatty acids, both saturated and unsaturated, alcohols, squalene, and cholesterol.[2] Excess or compacted cerumen can press against the eardrum or block the outside ear canal or hearing aids, potentially causing hearing loss.

The hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is highly recommended to relieve pain and eliminate the excessive accumulation of earwax.

To do this, you need to fill a glass of water warm in half, then add it to the hydrogen peroxide to the other half and pour into a dropper. Lie down on the side then, pour the drops in the ear and let sit for 5 minutes, then turn yourself so that liquid can come out of your ear. Rinse the affected ear with lukewarm water to finish.

Before you try this there are a few notes of caution. First, never use a peroxide solution higher than 3%. Second, if your ears are very dry, you should not use peroxide at all. Instead, try a drop of mineral oil which should help to restore the natural wax level. And third, if you are having any problems with your ears, be sure to consult a doctor.

Removing a bit of excess wax is one thing, but taking matters into your own hands when it comes to personal health, without consulting a professional, is never a good idea.