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Does anyone use olive oil to clean out their ears? I’ve not tried it, but someone who regularly does has said it can be very painful

hspexy
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
joannecroston
joannecroston4 months ago

I've used it, never found it painful. If you have a perforated ear drum I believe you shouldn't put anything in your ear. You can buy medical olive oil from the pharmacy this is probably better than the cooking type which may not be safe to put in your ears

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen154 months ago

I work in a pharmacy and people buy olive oil from us all the time for ears, it’s to break down the wax built up in your ears... our main piece of advice for anyone who has pain in their ears is to put nothing in them and see a GP who can have a look.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Thanks for the advice. I think she said that usually she puts the oils in when she feels like her hearing is muffled, but I told her that she may have an infection, so the last thing to do is put things down the ear...maybe she didn’t hear me 😜

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Yahya
Yahya4 months ago

My dad did this for years and all it did was make him go deaf! Get a audiologist to clean it out if you have excess wax. Cost is a lot cheaper than you think.

The excess wax is designed to stop debris going into you ear

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yes, I’ve been informed by the experts to never put anything in your ears to remove wax, as it’ll sort itself out. However, having seen all the different contraptions created over the years to remove wax by the average Joe...lol

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Pjran
Pjran4 months ago

I’ve been told virgin olive oil is as good for your ears and cheaper. Your local pharmacy will most probably give you a pipet to drop the oil in.

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Mango4
Mango44 months ago

As a child my parents used to put warm Olive Oil in our ears if we had ear ache. Can't remember whether it did any good or not.

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff4 months ago

My mum used to put two drops of olive oil in my ears when I had pain in my ears. I used to get a lot of ear infections as a child but olive oil helped me a lot. I would suggest you go to boots and get thing specific for cleaning your ears. My brother got a great ear cleaner from boots and they worked really well for him.

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SaverDeals
SaverDeals4 months ago

I have used this treatment before and would not say it is painful at all. It really easy to do too and really works so I would recommend.

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Rockman
Rockman4 months ago

Tried this but if I remember correctly, it didn't work for me so I just bought a specific product at the pharmacy and the wax naturally rolled out.

However, if it's really serious then you're better off visiting a GP, Hospital or Private Clinic.

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