Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tips For Ear Cleaning

Cleaning the ears is a taxing, but delicate thing to do. One wrong move and you could end up damaging your eardrum, which could lead to hearing difficulties. Considering how our balance is mostly dependent on our ears, I doubt that damaging any part of it is something we'd like to happen.

To avoid untoward incidents, you can try a technique that many doctors use to clean their patient's ears - the hydrogen peroxide technique:

  • Dilute hydrogen peroxide in water to create a cleaning solution.
  • Place one or two drops of the solution into one ear and wait for the fizzing to finish.
  • Let the solution drain out and repeat the process on the other ear.

An important reminder, though. Before you even try to do the said ear-cleaning technique, consult an ear, nose, throat (ENT) specialist to determine whether you have a perforated eardrum or any related ear problem.

The hydrogen peroxide technique should not, in any case, be used on someone who has a perforated eardrum.

If you have encountered any problem after performing the hydrogen peroxide technique even after you've been given a go signal, consult your ENT.

By. Abbey Grace Yap