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Using Hydrogen Peroxide For Ear Wax

July 22, 2009

Closeup of woman's ear.When using hydrogen peroxide for ear wax where does the hydrogen peroxide go? It doesn't run out. Where are all the clumps of ear wax?

By Ann from Vancouver, WA

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Editor's Note Be sure to discuss this with your doctor. Only use the commonly available 3% dilution as stronger dilutions can be irritating or even dangerous.

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May 9, 20060 found this helpful
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Hydrogen peroxide is also good for killing colds in the beginning. It really does work. I got an eyedropper and put hydrogen peroxide in each ear. Let it sit there a while, then drain out on a towel. It's helped me several times and with no ill effects. I also wouldn't recommend digging in your ears with anything. Just let the peroxide loosen and help and let the wax come out on it's own.
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By dan (Guest Post)
May 19, 20080 found this helpful
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No. Doing that kills the good bacteria also, and that is bad. Mineral oil is better.

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August 3, 20080 found this helpful
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Hydrogen peroxide does work. I work at an Urgent Care facility and that's what we use to irrigate patient's ear's. Well we use half water and half peroxide to irrigate the ears.

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It works. Sometimes it may take a while but once the wax starts loosening up, it slides right out.

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July 24, 20090 found this helpful
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I have never heard of using peroxide for ear wax removal, but my kids' doctor said to put a drop of cooking oil in the ear at night before you go to bed. Your body heats up the oil and makes the wax run right out. Just be sure to put a towel on your pillow! I have used this method on my kids and it really does work.

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February 12, 20110 found this helpful
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This is not good. There are products in the pharmacy section that are formulated especially to desolve ear wax. DeBrox is one and there are others. There is no need to use peroxide.

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July 22, 2009

A quick tip for keeping ear wax build-up from causing problems: I took my mother to the doctor who made her hearing aid because ear wax had built up on it so bad, that it didn't work.

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