Earwax! We all have it But when is the last time you've actually thought about it?
Most people know that earwax is some sort of wax produced by the body, but few know what it actually is or why we have it. Earwax is a natural substance secreted by glands in the ear canal. It consists of dead skin cells, hair, and other debris. The purpose of earwax is to protect the ear from dirt, dust, and other potential irritants. It also helps to keep the ear canal moist and free of infection.
If you find yourself with an earwax blockage, don’t worry. There are a number of ways to remove earwax safely at home. One of the most popular methods to remove earwax also happens to be dangerous. Most people have used a cotton swab to remove wax at some point in their lives. But be careful when doing so; using cotton swabs can push wax further into the ear canal as this can cause serious damage. It even says right on the box, not to be used in the ear.
Wet earwax is more likely to cause blockages because it’s more likely to stick to the side of the ear canal. The majority of people have this kind of ear wax. And as we get older, the body tends to have a harder time expelling earwax on its own.
Traditionally, most people seek an audiologist to remove earwax blockages. Audiologist utilize sophisticated irrigation equipment and are specialists in removing earwax. But seeking an audiologist to remove ear wax is expensive, particularly when suffering from chronic ear wax removal. And most audiologist visits aren’t covered by insurance.
One popular at-home method is to use a solution of half water and half vinegar. Using a eyedropper, place a few drops of the solution into the affected ear. Then, tilt your head and let the solution sit for a few minutes before draining it out. This process can be repeated a few times until the earwax is gone.
Another popular home remedy is to use hydrogen peroxide. Place a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into the affected ear using an eyedropper. Then, wait a few minutes before tilting your head and allowing the hydrogen peroxide to drain out. Again, this process can be repeated a few times until the earwax is gone.
At Cleanse Right, we’ve developed an American-made ear drop solution made from carbamide peroxide, a derivative of hydrogen peroxide, that is longer lasting and has proven to be more effective in softening ear wax than both vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
Our team has also taken the expensive irrigation equipment used by audiologists (some devices cost in the several thousands of dollar range) and reduce them in size and cost (our kits range from $25-$55, manual devices being less expensive than electronic ones).
We’ve even improved on the design of the tips utilized by audiologists which are often made from a rigid silicone tip. These tips are great for experts who know how sensitive the inner ear is to any sort of sharp objects but when used at-home, pose a risk of causing damage to the eardrum.
The Cleanse Right Safety Tips are made from synthetic rubber, are non-allergenic and have a connected splash disk that make it impossible for someone to over insert the tips. Best of all, these tips are reusable and are dishwasher friendly.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to remove ear wax at home, look no further than Cleanse Right. Our products are American-made and have been developed by ENT doctors to provide the best possible care for your ears.