How Often Do You CLean Your Ears?

@eihdra (3116)
Philippines
July 17, 2008 10:08am CST
I clean it twice a month only, since I don't go out much, so it doesn't get that dirty. Besides, I don't have "waxy ears". An EENT doctor once said to me that earwax usually comes out on it's own, so there is no need to clean the inner ear often.. But if a person often goes out, we can clean only the outside once a week or depending on how dirty it is. It's bad to clean the inside or the ear tunnel often because earwax somehow protects the ears from dust, small particles or even small insects..
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8 responses
• United States
17 Jul 08
I drop in some peroxide to bubble out the gunk about every 3 months or so. But the ears are like a self cleaning oven, so it does not need to be done often. But peroxide can also harden the wax So after..best to plop in a drop of olive oil! But I never use a q-tip or anything in the ear canal. Just a wash cloth to clean what bubbles out. Other..I just shower every day and wipe my ears wit the tolwel like everyhting else. My ears have always been good. (And I swim and could be prone to swimmers ear, so that's good!)
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
hi..this is the first time I heard about putting peroxide inside the ears...where did you learn about it? thanks...
• United States
21 Jul 08
It's how my mom and grandma always cleaned our ears. That's where I learned it. The peroxide kinda bubbles and tickles, but ti feels good! BUt it can also make the leftover wax stiffen after, so you have to put in a drop of olive oil right after most of it (the wax) is bubbled out the stop that part and that works great! Cleans out the ears great and then the olive oil stops the little left from not staying moist. (My KIDS love it! They giggle the whole time the peroxide is in there.)
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
oh maybe i would just stick to a little drop of baby oil ..peroxide here are harsh and I dont wanna try it...but if it works for you guys...thanks...
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
I do clean my ears every other morning. Because in my work, its very dusty and cant protect our body from it.
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
hi..well that's a very good reason to clean it more often..but at least clean just the outside but the inside should not be cleaned that often..thanks..
• United States
20 Jul 08
I have to admit that I clean my ears more than once or twice a week. Earwax can get very irritating and I don't like to wait that long till it comes out on its own. I like to use earwax remover. It feels great. I don't use q-tips anymore because q-tips can just push the earwax deeper in the ear. With earwax remover, after you put a few drops in each ear, put a cotton ball to soak up drops from each ear and afterwards you can see it can get very dirty and yellowish LOL. I know this is gross but at least our ears are cleaner. My spouse jokes alot with me because he often sees me with cotton balls in my ears and he says that there are marshmallows in my ears and I laugh but at least my ears are cleaner than his. He doesn't like earwax remover because it feels like he'll have swimmer's ears. He likes to wait till the earwax comes out on his own.
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
good description - marshmallows..thanks...
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
i always clean my ear using cotton buds. when im cleaning my ears, i put some amount of oil on it then i will clean my ear hehehe.. it's really itchy & nice to use lol try it.. hehehe.. :)
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
thanks, jinxky...
@Hayley_N (526)
• Argentina
18 Jul 08
All the time, despite all the warnings about digging your ears out, I just LOVE it. Giving them a good scratch inside! I never get wax though even if I leave them for a while. Unlike my sons to which I take great delight in digging their filthy ears out!
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
they're kids, what do we expect.. my son has very waxy ears too...thanks...
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I clean mine, usually, at least once a day. If you are referring to using a Q-tip on it, I mean. I don't know why I do it so much, it's probably just habit and to prevent boredom. I like to clean them after I get out of the shower to get the water out of them, and then sometimes if I am in the bathroom, I might just go ahead and grab one or two of them and clean them again.
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
oh dear, that might be too much cleaning...Just don't overdo it..thanks...
@excellence7 (3461)
• Mauritius
17 Jul 08
I clean my ears about thrice a week. Because we need to pay attention to the least part of our body also for the body is like a temple :)
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
thanks...
• United States
17 Jul 08
gross!! only twice a month??? I clean mine every time I get out of the shower which is once a day...sometimes twice. I couldn't imagine if I didn't do that...it would be gross. But that's the way I was raise and I am a "clean freak" when it comes to that.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
"I clean it twice a month only, since I don't go out much, so it doesn't get that dirty. Besides, I don't have "waxy ears". Who wouldn't clean his/her ears after taking a bath. of course, you have to at least damp dry the outside of the ears or else the droplets of water that was left there would eventually become the "wax". I meant, the inner portion and not the outside..thanks..