ear wax is most likely related to two things, an allergy or that ear canal is smaller than the other one and not naturally flushing itslef like it should. ear wax is easily treatable and manageable! simply put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the canal and let it sit for about twenty minutes maybe twice a week. then get into the shower and let the shower head spray into your ear. if you do this regularly you should never have a problem with hardened or clogged wax. you can also use almost any oil to soften the wax, baby oil, vegetable oil, mineral oil, sweet oil, even liquid stool softener for babies works well if you happen to have it around.
if you have some pain associated with it from the wax congestion, you can use a warm compress and tylenol until you get it cleared out, or sometimes a solution of fennel and warm water( filter out the fennel) dropped into the ear is helpful. similisan makes a good earache product OTC
at 8:51 AM on Sep. 14, 2009