What is Ear Wax?
Ear wax is naturally produced by tiny glands in the ear canal and forms a thin film as part of the ear's natural cleaning system. Ear wax is essential for keeping our ears healthy and clean, as well as protecting them from infection.
Some people produce more earwax than their ears require, resulting in a hardened wax buildup that can block the ear canal. Attempting to remove it with a cotton swab on your own may push the hardened wax deeper into the ear canal.
What Can Olive Oil Ear Drops Be Used For?
Olive oil can soften hardened earwax and allow it to be removed from the ear more easily. Although ear wax removal is available at some gp practice this easy to use at home method can be used in the treatment of excess earwax at the comfort of your home
How to Apply Olive Oil Ear Drops?
Squeeze one to 2 drops into the affected ear while lying on the opposite side. To open your ear canal, gently pull your outer ear up and back. Then, gently massage your ear to incorporate the olive oil into the hardened wax for a few minutes. This can be repeated 3-4 times a day for 3 to 5 consecutive days.
Side Effects/ Warnings
In small amounts, olive oil is generally safe to use in the ear. People with a ruptured eardrum or inflamed ears, on the other hand, should never put olive oil or other substances in their ears.
Some of the following are side effects of using Olive Oil Drops;
Loss of hearing
Unpleasant taste in the mouth
This product can be used by adults and children following medical advice.