Re: how to clean out ears when they are plugged
My ENT says to NEVER use a Qtip. The best home remedy is a little kit you can buy at the pharmacy OTC....Ear drops that loosen up the wax, and then a little suction ball (like you use for infants).
I get my cleaned out from the ENT about once a year. He has some high powered rinse machine that gets EVERYTHING out. Everyone produces different levels of wax and my ENT says some people come in as often as every 6 months. It's not painful, but is a little tender afterwards from the high powered jet stream they spray in your ear. The best description I can give is it's like a car wash wand. I don't mean to be gross, but it's incredible what comes out!
It's amazing, however, how much better it feels afterwards and how much better you can hear.