Where does earwax go after using drops?

Many people are often surprised to find out that the ears are in fact self-cleaning and in most cases, earwax should just fall out on its own. This is due to jaw movements, such as chewing or talking, which forces old earwax which has collected dirt or dust to the outer ear canal. Thereafter it will fall out at its own accord. However, some people may choose to use drops to soften their earwax if they find that they have a build-up. So, where exactly does the earwax go after using drops and how does the process work?

You can use a simple at-home treatment of olive oil to remove excess earwax if you are experiencing a build-up. All you have to do is put 2 to 3 drops of olive oil in your ear 2 to 3 times a day, and then repeat this over the course of 2 weeks. Ear Wax Care recommends that you use a dropper while lying your head on one side for a few minutes to allow the oil to work its way through the ear canal.

For your ease of comfort, we recommend doing this first thing in the morning and then just after you go to sleep. Over the course of 2 weeks, small lumps of earwax should fall out of the earwax, particularly at night when you are lying down. The lumps should be quite small and unnoticeable.

This procedure is safe and easy, but if you find that you still have a build-up of earwax after this treatment, do get in touch with a member of our team at Ear Wax Care to discuss how we can be of more help.

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