What is an Ear Flush Kit?
An ear flush kit or ear wax kit is basically an ear wax removal kit that can be used at home to clean your ear wax deposit. The procedure is quite simple, but you need a second person to assist you throughout the procedure. Without further ado, let’s see how an ear flush kit works.
How to use an Ear Flush kit
The ear flush kit uses the method of ear wax softening as well. The kit consists of a softening solution (usually the diluted version of hydrogen peroxide) and a water flushing tool.
First, the ear wax is softened using the hydrogen peroxide solution. Once softened, it is then time to loosen it. Pouring makes sure that you don’t contaminate the tip of the dropper by touching it with your hands. To ensure that the dropper doesn’t touch your hand or the ear, seek the assistance of an adult and ask them to lift your ear lobe.
Pour 4 to 5 drops of the solution while keeping your head tilted. Wait for some time to let the ear wax soften and loosen. Tilt the head to the other side and let the solution flow out of your ear. Then flush your ear with water using the apparatus in the kit. It might be a spray or just a funnel-like apparatus.
Is the ear flush kit safe?
No, the ear flush kit isn’t the safest method for the removal of the ear wax. There are so many potential risks associated with the whole process. Some of them include:
· Damage to the eardrum while flushing the water
· Ear canal infection due to the presence of the dirty water
· Ear canal pain and discomfort due to the flushing process
· Temporary dizziness
· Vertigo (sensation of the room or environment around you spinning)
· Temporary or Permanent Deafness (rare cases)
Ear Flush Kit alternative: Spade by Axel Glade
If you feel overwhelmed by the whole procedure of an ear flush kit and want to try out an alternative, the Spade by Axel Glade would be the best choice. With this device, you need not worry about accidentally perforating your eardrum or feeling any discomfort throughout the ear cleaning process.
Here’s how Spade Works
The Spade comes with an in-built camera at its tip and features a variety of silicon tips. Depending on the toughness and type of the ear wax, you can choose the silicon tip that would be perfect for effectively removing the ear wax.
Once you insert the device, you can see your ear canal and mid-ear in the dedicated mobile app and then you can slowly remove the ear wax.
Spade by Axel Glade isn’t recommended for children below the age of 3 and people with ear canal damage. Apart from these exceptions, Spade is one of the best alternatives to ear flush kits and is a safer option too. With this device you need not visit a doctor nor would you have to pour any liquid items into your ear canal to get the ear wax removed.