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Earwax Removal

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The Earigator is an advanced cerumen (earwax) management tool that uses pressure and temperature-controlled water for a pain-free experience.

Cerumen, commonly known as earwax, is a helpful and natural part of the body that cleans, lubricates and protects the ear canal. Cerumen is naturally produced by your ears to prevent dust and dirt from going too far into the ear canal. Cerumen naturally clears itself from the ears, however, sometimes it accumulates and can cause a blockage.

How do you know if you need earwax removal?

You may experience the following symptoms:

  • Earache
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Decreased hearing
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear

It can be dangerous to try at-home methods such as ear candles, which are ineffective, and cotton swabs, which can push earwax farther into the ear canal or puncture the eardrum.

Try our safe at-home ear cleaning method:

Home Remedy for Ear Cleaning

  1. Mix a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water (make sure it is at room temperature)
  2. Use a bulb syringe or medicine dropper
  3. Gently insert solution into ear
  4. Allow solution to sit in ear for 20-30 seconds
  5. Tip head and drain solution into a towel or tissue

If you wear hearing aids, this should be done at night after you are done wearing them for the day. This is safe enough to do every day and will help prevent wax from building up!

The ear canal and eardrum are delicate and earwax removal is most safely done by a professional. It is important to notify your provider of the issue because other conditions may be occurring. Professional treatment may be recommended.

If you are having trouble hearing, it could be earwax. Contact us for an evaluation.

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