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John Szczepaniuk

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How do ear-wax candles work?
« on: 26/01/2010 17:30:02 »
John Szczepaniuk  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello Dr. Chris,
 
I have been listening to you (when I can) for the past 4 years or so...great stuff!!
 
Anyways...I have an ear wax build-up problem that runs in the family. 

Because of this, I need to have my ears irrigated every 2-3 years.

I knew of the Ear Wax Candle, but was skeptical.  Well, I used them last night, and went through 5 of them on one ear.  There were remnants which resembled that of my ear's wax in the tube.  But, are the remnants in the tube from the ear or from the candle itself? What is the best recommendation for ear wax build-up?
 
Thank you so much for your help!
 
Jack Szczepaniuk
Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

What do you think?
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« Reply #2 on: 26/01/2010 18:09:13 »
Pardon.

 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/01/2010 17:09:46 »
I think a little warm olive oil is probably the best thing to soften earwax. Anything else must surely irritate the ear leading to the production of more wax, so defeating the object.
 

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