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How to Clean Your Ears With Hydrogen Peroxide

How to Remove Earwax With Hydrogen Peroxide

For topically applied earwax removal products (including hydrogen peroxide), generally a small amount is placed into the ear. Only standard, household-strength (3%) or more dilute solutions should be used (stronger, "food grade" hydrogen peroxide can be damaging to tissues). Tip your head to the side to prevent the hydrogen peroxide from running out, and let it work for several minutes.
 
Alternatively, instead of tipping the head, you can place cotton in the ear to prevent the hydrogen peroxide from running out. You will probably hear a fizzing or cracking sound as the product releases oxygen.
 
Do not use hydrogen peroxide (or any other product for earwax removal) in the ear if you have an ear infection or if you have a weakened or perforated eardrum. In such cases, you should seek the assistance of a healthcare provider.
 

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