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    I just picked up a different wax removal kit on Amazon. It's inexpensive and complete. Certainly better than the drug store one I had. There are a number of sellers at different price points. Mine was under $9.


    I like the ear plugs which let one loosen wax for a while without keeping my head tilted. The basin keeps me dry. The irrigation tool is better than the drugstore variety.
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    There is another one on TV that seems to require no liquid and is a bit like a corkscrew...looks like it might hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenK View Post
    There is another one on TV that seems to require no liquid and is a bit like a corkscrew...looks like it might hurt.
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    Looks a little terrifying.
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    When I have a wax problem, it is in the ear canal. Looks like the device tries to keep gunk from getting lower but can't do anything about it when it does. Anybody tried this sucker?
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    I see my ENT approximately every 2 months for ear wax removal. He gets the job done in about 5 minutes. I've never had any look using any method removing wax on my own and yes I do follow instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansextra View Post
    I see my ENT approximately every 2 months for ear wax removal. He gets the job done in about 5 minutes. I've never had any look using any method removing wax on my own and yes I do follow instructions.
    In Canada, at least, GPs (or their staff) can do this. I often just go to the walk-in clinic down the street.

    It really helps if you put a little mineral oil, glycerine, or olive oil in your ear -- with a cotton stopper -- the night before.

    My doctor (GP) also recommended that once a month or so, I do that with the oil, and then just wash out my ears in the shower the next morning.
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    Actually, that brand is available at Rite-Aid (at least the one near me). It does work pretty well, but I shoot a lot, so when I pull my foam hearing protectors out of my ears every week, they seem to take care of any excess wax. These rinses should probably be used only at your doctor's recommendation. The wax does serve a purpose after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corona View Post
    In Canada, at least, GPs (or their staff) can do this. I often just go to the walk-in clinic down the street.

    It really helps if you put a little mineral oil, glycerine, or olive oil in your ear -- with a cotton stopper -- the night before.

    My doctor (GP) also recommended that once a month or so, I do that with the oil, and then just wash out my ears in the shower the next morning.
    My GP can do it as well but they flush the wax out while my ENT uses tools to scrape it out. The ENT method is much faster and much more thorough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corona View Post
    In Canada, at least, GPs (or their staff) can do this. I often just go to the walk-in clinic down the street.

    It really helps if you put a little mineral oil, glycerine, or olive oil in your ear -- with a cotton stopper -- the night before.

    My doctor (GP) also recommended that once a month or so, I do that with the oil, and then just wash out my ears in the shower the next morning.
    My GP can do it as well but they flush the wax out while my ENT uses tools to scrape it out. The ENT method is much faster and much more thorough.
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    [QUOTE=Ansextra;146149]My GP can do it as well but they flush the wax out while my ENT uses tools to scrape it out. The ENT method is much faster and much more thorough.

    Ah ha! I went to an ENT once and he had this super-powerful vacuum-thing, with a needle-thin tube at the end. Magic! It was also instantaneous, unlike the water treatment, which sometimes leaves me feeling like I've been through a car wash. I can see what you mean.
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    Sadly, I'm OCD when it comes to earwax: I clean my ears using q-tips after every shower (ie, nightly). Otherwise, I find it incredibly uncomfortable when hairs/wax contact my ear canals in a manner that I'm not used to. I bet I'd have even more wax buildup if I wore hearing aids every day. (I haven't worn hearing aids regularly since ~1998, but this is going to change very shortly thanks to my worsening hearing. I'm hoping this forum will help me to be less resistant towards using my hearing aids more regularly.... LOL.)
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