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What is the best way to remove ear wax?

The inside of the ear feels gooey with earwax. Water and shampoo seem to help. Q tips help but even so the ear still feels gooey. How do I completely remove ear wax so that when I use the Q tip it remains pure white and the inside feels like smooth and dry skin? Also, can a Qtip reach far enough inside to touch the eardrum? I think earwax is meant to protect the eardrum from catching bacteria. Also the further inside the ear you go, the skin begins to feel more bonelike. 

2 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    Earwax is both natural and necessary. Excessive poking with a qtip or anything else can lead to deafness.

  • Olive
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Over the years I used a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide in ear cause it loosens the wax where can clean it out. Bout best thing know for it

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