Cotton buds are the most used method to clean out the earwax but that doesn’t mean that they are the most effective in clearing out the earwax because sometimes they can push the earwax instead of pulling it out.
Also, pushing it further hard can give a nasty jolt in your eardrums, as the stick on which the swab is wound can poke your eardrums causing you a seething pain.
Instead of using ear cleaning products from the pharmacies and markets you should try using a natural remedy.
This natural solution is a mixture of rubbing alcohol with white vinegar. Vinegar, as such is known for its diverse range of medicinal properties and one of the effective uses of vinegar can be seen here too.
Rubbing alcohol is responsible to destroy up to 85% of aerobic bacteria, and is a remarkable cleaner and disinfectant. White vinegar, on the other hand has strong antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, which can effectively treat infections.
The mixture of these two ingredients when applied to the ear not only allows treating the infection and dissolve earwax, but also keeps the ear canals dry and healthy.
To prepare this natural remedy mix rubbing alcohol and white vinegar in 1:1 ratio. Pour 5 milliliters of the mixture (or a teaspoon) into the ear and tilt your head the opposite side. Hold on for 2 minutes and then sit back up in order to allow the mixture to drain from the ear. Repeat the same with the other ear.
Consider repeating this treatment twice a day to prevent or treat ear infections and to clean your ears from earwax and trapped water.
This treatment is useful in cases of mild to moderate earwax build up or ear infections. In case the situation is more complicated, it is advisable to consult your doctor immediately.