What does olive oil do to earwax?

Earwax is the waxy substance found in the ear canals of every individual. Though the ears are in fact self-cleaning, some people may find that they have excess earwax, also known earwax build-up. Having an earwax build-up can be uncomfortable and cause a range of symptoms such as hearing loss, earache, or a feeling of fullness in the ear. If someone is experiencing these symptoms, they probably want to find a solution to solve the problem. Before turning to a medical professional or getting a treatment such as microsuction from Ear Wax Care, these individuals may want to try an at-home treatment of olive oil. So, how exactly does this treatment work, and what does the olive oil do to the earwax?

Using olive oil to clear excess earwax from the ear canals is really quite simple. All you have to do is use a dropper to put 2 to 3 drops of olive oil into the ears, 2 to 3 times per day, and then repeat this process over a couple of weeks. You may choose to use room temperature olive oil, or you can gently warm it to room temperature.

Using olive oil will help to soften the earwax and make it easier for it to move out of the canal by natural jaw movements, such as chewing or talking. The earwax will come out of your ears naturally, usually at night when you are lying down. We recommend using this technique if you want a simple, at-home effective treatment to deal with your earwax.

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