Ear Cleaning

Philippines
September 1, 2009 6:05am CST
Do you have any idea how to properly clean the ears? I used to clean it with cotton buds but I read somewhere that this is not advisable
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@playapal (894)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I use cotton buds to clean the outer parts of my ears and just the beginning of the interior. Then I use hydrogen peroxide to clean inside, i just take a capful and pour into my ears. It bubbles and feels warm, I leave it in for a few minutes and then tip my head to empty out the ear canal. Works very well for me.
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
How long have you been doing this?
@playapal (894)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I have been doing this for probably 20 to 25 years without any problems.
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi, you are right, cleaning ears with ear buds or any sharp pointed tool is not advisable. I have also seen some people using acids such as hydroflouride to remove dirt from ears but i feel it is too dangerous. what you can do is pour and remove some water after bath into your ears for 10 times a day.
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
Are you sure you want to pour water inside the ear? There were times like swimming in the pool or at the sea where a water came inside my ear and it was really uncomfortable
• Philippines
1 Sep 09
I think it will only be advisable if we know how to properly use the item. Cleaning the ears with cotton buds would be the best way. If not, then why invent them right? I bet there is a more proper way to do it not only inserting it way at the back of our ears. Because it will only push the dirt inside. So we need to have this small hook-like thing that could scrape away dirt from our ears.
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
It was invented primarily for the wounds this is what I know so far
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Sep 09
There was a saying "Never put anything in your ear bigger than your elbow!"..Even old timers liked messing with your head back in the day...at the moment,one of my ears need a clean out,and I went to the Doctor,who told me to go get a bottle of ear drops and degunk it some with that..I was hoping to have the job done a bit faster than it's taking,cos this muffled sound on one side is making conversation a pain,and people can come up on my deaf side from behind and startle me! You don't realise how much your spatial awareness depends on good hearing until you've a blocked ear!
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
1 Sep 09
what i do is not good as well as unsafe for the ears but i dont get things perfect for prickling or cleaning the ear. i use match stick which might be dangerous also, but i cannot resist and start cleaning my ear with it. not only this, i do not stop doing so as well i call others saying who want to clean ears , come here and i will clean it for you. all ends up saying i love cleaning ears.