take a thin cloth 10 by 15 cm. soak it with hot paraffin, wind a thin tube. on a pencil, insert the narrow end into the ear with the wider end outward and light it. keep it so that it does not burn the skin. everything will drain all the wax from the ear.
How I do it. I unfold an ordinary nickel-plated paper clip and two half-loops are formed. In my hand I have a large half-loop and I put a small loop into the ear opening and, with gentle movements in the broach, I clean the ear canal. The sulfur collects on the inside of the paper clip and I remove it with a napkin. The process is repeated. The tool is absolutely harmless.
A safer way is to wash your ears during a bath / shower, with your fingers, with a little soap, then wipe with a towel.
There is also a Japanese way, using a Japanese metal stick "mimikaki" it has two ends, on one a spatula, on the other a ribbed side, similar to a honey spoon. But you need to be very careful not to penetrate very deeply with the stick.
as correct, the author of the question pointed out, to clean the ears with cotton swabs is not something that is not recommended, but contraindicated, because when cleaning the ears with them, a person, on the contrary, pushes the sulfur further into the ear canal, clotting it, as a result - sulfur plugs. Moreover, when brushing with chopsticks, the integrity of the delicate intra-ear epithelium is violated. These sticks in general, initially, to begin with, were produced as cosmetic and were adapted for removing makeup.
If we talk about daily care, then it is best to clean your ears every morning with your fingers moistened with water, as far as the finger goes into the ear canal, so we clean it from dirt and sulfur deposits, there is no need to climb further. It is periodically recommended when taking a shower to rinse the ear canals with a shower jet under pressure, the sulfur itself will be washed out with water and will pop out of the ear. If you clearly have traffic jams, you hear poorly, and the shower does not help or there is no such pressure. Then take a syringe with a capacity of at least 200 ml, fill it with water, pull the ear down by the lobe, thus straightening the curved auditory canal, tilt your head slightly to the side (exactly on the one where the ear to be washed is located) and sharply pressing on the syringe bulb, inject a stream of water directly into the ear canal, repeat the procedure until you are sure that the ear is decomposed and the wax has flown out. In fact, what I described above is the same procedure for flushing the stoppers at the ENT.
Drop drops on propolis - HEY_PI_VI into the ear (10-15), wait 3-4 minutes by pressing on the earlobe and make it with the palm of your hand as after bathing ... You can use propolis tincture, just mix with water (you can use warm water) 50-50 ... It helps me.
I generally don't recommend "cleaning" your ears. Just rinse the outside when washing - OUTSIDE! - auricles. Do not climb into the ear canal NOTHING AT ALL!
No cotton swabs, no matches, no knitting needles, no hairpins!
Normally, the so-called" wax "is removed from the ears by itself. This is facilitated, oddly enough, by the chewing process. However, often, in most cases, due to malocclusion, the normal separation of sulfur does not occur and a sulfur plug forms, which can contribute to hearing loss.
Sulfur plug is a very common cause of hearing loss , and believe me, this is the best thing that can be the reason why you have become a little worse hearing. The ENT will remove the sulfur plug in a moment.
But you should not fight the sulfur plug yourself for a number of reasons.
You simply do not see what you are doing. You do not see where the cork is, how to "pick it up" to remove it. Therefore, you can move it, move it, but most often you cannot completely remove it. More often than not, such efforts backfire. You felt a slight congestion in the ear, climbed to remove the sulfur plug and moved it gently to the eardrum. And as a result, they began to hear even worse. Or they washed the ear with water, the plug swelled, increased in size - and the ear became even more stuffy. In addition, due to your manipulations, tissue edema occurs, which further increased the feeling of congestion.
Why you shouldn't "clean" your ears yourself
A very frequent complication of such independent attempts is infection, which results in otitis externa. If the infection penetrates deeper, then acute otitis media and labyrinthitis develop.
But the most unpleasant thing is that with sharp objects you can seriously injure yourself, which can even lead to complete and irreversible hearing loss.
Do not engage in amateur activities, apply for removal of cerumenare timid to a qualified otrinolaryngologist! He will either do this right at the reception, or pre-prescribe drops to soften and dissolve the sulfur plug, such as Remo-Wax and others. In any case, self-medication is definitely not the best option.
Your Doctor Zaitsev.