How to clean your ears?

How to clean your ears?

Do your ears feel blocked? Do you feel the urge to clean up your ears? If yes, you are at the right place. Wanting to clean your ears occasionally is a good idea but doing it too often  is not. Your ears do not require regular clean ups. They are usually self-sufficient. 


Although they do not need extra care, you can keep them clean by removing any debris. Here are our top tips on ‘How to clean ears’. 

How To?

Use a Washcloth

You can simply clean the outside of your ears by using a washcloth. Tug on your earlobes and gently wipe the area with a damp cloth. 

Use OTCs

You can purchase  OTC/over-the-counter ear drops that soften the debris. They usually come in a solution. They are usually made of:

  • Baby oil
  • Glycerin
  • Mineral oil
  • Peroxide
  • Saline
  • Hydrogen peroxide

add the prescribed number of drops into the ear you wish to clean up. Wait for a few minutes before rinsing the solution out. Remember to always read and follow the guidelines for usage as mentioned on the package. 

Syringe

Are you wondering how to unclog ears? Another simple way to clean your ears is by adding moisture to your inner ear. This can be done by making use of a syringe. In this method, you will carefully rinse your ear canal by using a saline or aqueous solution. 


This method proves to be more effective if you add some drops of OTC solution. Add the drops about 15 to 30 minutes before irrigating your ear with a syringe for better results. Do not forget to warm the solution to suit your body temperature and keep away dizziness. 

Spade by Axel Glade

Are you searching about ‘How to clean your ears’? If yes, this is what you need to get your hands on. Spade is the safest method to clean your ears. It comes with an inbuilt  3 MPX camera which will accurately show you the insides of your ear. 


Unlike q tip cotton swabs or q grips, spade does not risk harming your ear canals. It is completely safe to use inside your ear and effective as well. You can also adjust the temperature of the tip of Spade to make your inner ear feel comfortable. 


Every purchase from Spade comes with a versatile tool kit that aids your clean up in the most effective manner. There is absolutely no risk of hurting your ears or pushing any debris inside. 


The tip of Spade gently scoops out any unwanted material irrespective of the depth of its position. What’s better? You can stream the visuals on your phone ( Android or iPhone) over Wifi. 

Things to avoid

While it is important to know how to clean your ears, it is also crucial to know what to avoid. In case you want to clean your ears, here are the DONTs.

  1. Cotton swabs: Using q grips or q tip cotton swabs or any other tiny pointed objects inside your ear is extremely risky. Do not plan to use them to clean your ears. 
  2. Hydrogen peroxide: It can worsen your situation. If the problem is not a serious ear wax blockage, we recommend you stay away from peroxide. 
  3. Ear candles: Studies show that ear candles are not effective in cleaning ears, but may  cause injury. These hollow objects need to be inserted into the ear canal. Then you need to light them up at the other end. However they may burn and pierce your inner ear. Therefore, it is advised to keep away from such candles.