Here’s one helpful tip for this problem, but firstly some facts;
So, what Is Earwax, & what does it do?
Medically referred to as cerumen, it’s produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands glands in the outer ear canal. The purpose of Earwax is to trap dust and other small particles reaching and possibly damaging your ear drum. Earwax may also help prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in your ear canal. Cerumen is a naturally generated product, and your ears have small hairs that act like miniature conveyor belts, to gradually remove the wax buildup as you move around or sleep. This process is know as epithelial migration, which is added by jaw movement.
Assuming you use earplugs for weekend motorcycle riding/DIY, or other activities, once a week place one drop of Cerumol (TM) in each ear before inserting your ear plugs.
Cerumol(TM) is one of the only oil based wax removal products available over the counter at Pharmacies in Australia. If you use a water based product, it won’t be absorbed by the oily wax, and therefore serve little purpose in maintaining a clear ear canal.
By the way, there’s no clinical study to prove the efficacy of ear candling, and in fact this may result in injury due to the impregnated burning paper falling on your unprotected skin.
No doubt you’ve heard the advice of “Never stick anything smaller than your elbow inside your ear” to clean them out. You’re probably just pushing the wax deeper. Occasionally you made need medical attention to have your ears syringed, warm water slowly and gently pushing into your ears which will remove the wax. Sometimes if the wax has build into full impaction, then pre treatment with Cerumol and the follow up removal with a curette can resolve this problem.
If wax build up, impaction and resulting blockage is a regular occurrence for you – discuss any further treatment with your doctor.