Compare ear cleaning methods

I provid here a reference chart comparing the Asian Myearpick tools with other solutions, including over the counter drugs and other devices. There are many ear cleaning and ear wax removal methods, choose one that's effective and suitable to your needs.

The large amount of expensive chemicals and other uncomfortable cleaning methods used by Westerners is largely due to incorrect cleaning at the first place. I'm certain that ear pick users will not suffer from impacted ear wax, where cotton swab users eventually will.

  Myearpick Tools
Manual removal with special instruments
Cerumenolytic
Wax-dissolving agents
Syringing
Injecting water into the ear canal
Ear Candling
Lighting paraffin coated tube
Cotton Swabs
Q-Tips or cotton buds
Effective Yes Yes Yes No No
Comfortable/ Relaxing Yes No No No No
Economical Yes No Yes No No
Hair Removal Yes No No No No
Instant procedure No No No No Yes
For small kids No Yes No No No

My general advice is not to use cotton swabs which is unfortunately the most commonly used method in the west. The reason is that cotton swabs push and compact the ear wax into the ear canal, causing pain, vertigo or tinnitus.

If you are not sure what your problem is or what method you should use, contact your physician or otolaryngologist. Check out the Ear Cleaning Tools here

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