Best Ear Drops for Removal of Earwax

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The best ear drops for removal of earwax are oils, such as mineral, baby, almond or olive oils, which loosen up the wax enough to allow the body to expel the buildup on its own. Find natural ingredients to help loosen up earwax with information from a practicing otologist in this free video on ear health.

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Hello, this is Doctor Jack Shohet and I'm here to answer What Is the Best Ear Drop to Use for Ear Wax Removal? I don't recommend any specific ear wax removal system. However, using olive oil, almond oil, baby oil, or mineral oil may help loosen wax so that the ear can take care of it on its own, or the body can expel it on its own. But there's no one product that I think reliably and consistently removes ear wax that you can buy over the counter. Ear drops can be potentially harmful to you if you have some underlying skin condition, if you have a hole in the eardrum, if there's some infection in the ear canal. Any of these conditions could potentially be made worse by putting drops into your ear without a prescription.


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