Ear cleaning methods comparison
Here is a reference chart comparing the Asian Myearpick tools with other solutions, including over the counter drugs and other devices.
The large amount of expensive chemicals and other uncomfortable cleaning methods used by Westerners is largely due to incorrect cleaning at the first place. Ear pick users will not suffer from impacted ear wax, while cotton swab users eventually will.
Manual removal with special instruments
Injecting water into the ear canal
Lighting paraffin coated tube
Q-Tips or cotton buds
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My general advice is not to use cotton swabs which is unfortunately the most commonly used method in the west, because 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
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