Patient Comments: Ear Wax - Removal

Were you able to remove your ear wax, or was it necessary to go to a physician?

Comment from: JohnC, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

My doctor had to remove my ear wax. For me it is a regular 1 1/2 to 2 year event where I need to go to the doctor for ear wax removal!

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Comment from: popcycler, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: December 30

This morning I got a piece of ear wax almost 4 inches long. It was green / grey and had blood spots. It took 4 to 5 treatment with OTC products, but at least I'm not deaf in that ear anymore. This happens frequently.

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Comment from: genetuck, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 10

On the advice of the local VA clinic, I used a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and alcohol, putting several drops in the right ear and lying on my left side for about 15 or 20 minutes. Then I used a rubber ear syringe which has stops to prevent pushing it too far into the ear. I used warm water to flush out the softened or dissolved ear wax. My ears produce a lot of wax, so I do this every three months or so.

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