Earwax is a natural body secretion and
there is no way to stop our body from
secreting this substance. One of the
ways to prevent impacted earwax is to
avoid the use of cotton swabs in the
The best way to clean the external ear
is to wipe the outer opening with a
damp washcloth folded over the index
finger, without going into the ear canal.
Since the rate of earwax production
varies from one individual to another, it
is advisable to check your child’s ear at
least once a month. If wax is beginning
to build up, you can start using any
of the available home remedies for
Before using any eardrops, make sure
that your child’s ear has no infection
or eardrum perforation. If your child
develops ear pain or ear discharge after
using eardrops, immediately stop using
the drops and seek professional advice.
Children wearing hearing aids should
also have their ears checked periodically
for signs of wax impaction.
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