If needed, wax removers like carbamide peroxide, olive oil, light mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide or even water can be used. No one product appears to be better than another. It’s important to note Cerumol ear drops contain peanut oil and must be avoided by those with a peanut or soy allergy. Instil 5-10 drops and let sit for 15 mins. It may require a few days (or even weeks) to soften the wax.
Remember to avoid inserting small objects into the ear. A good rule of thumb is to never insert anything smaller than an elbow. Doing so may risk cutting the ear canal or piercing the eardrum.
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