Each driver in the travel kit must have hydrogen peroxide. In each house there is also this simple vial of solution. Someone washes their wounds, handles abrasions and cuts.
Some bury hydrogen peroxide in the ear. Others are afraid to use it for the treatment of the ears themselves, and even more so the child.
When to use peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide is worth a penny. But, despite this fact, it is an indispensable tool for manipulating the ears. Situations where it is usually used:
- hearing loss treatment
- elimination of sulfur plugs
- decontamination of the ear canal in case of damage
- hard sulfur softening
- purification of the ear canal from the accumulated dirt.
Reflections on the benefits and dangers of peroxide for the treatment of ears
Some believe that this solution can damage the skin of the auricle, the ear canal and especially the eardrum. The pharmacy sells this solution in very low concentrations – 3% and 5%.
Experts say that such a small concentration can not harm the organs of the human body, whether they are external or internal.
Others argue that cleaning your ears in any way is not worth it at all, because this body is designed to be cleaned on its own. And sulfur is a natural protective barrier for the penetration of microorganisms. It really is.
Moreover, sulfur keeps everything inside it, whether it is dirt or microorganisms. In order to accumulate bacteria, which over time also decompose, do not fall into the inner part of the ear, behind the eardrum, it is desirable to remove part of the sulfur along with them.
How to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide?
To carry out this hygienic procedure, you need:
- Moisten a small cotton swab with a 3% peroxide solution.
- If the skin is sensitive, then dilute the solution with boiled water in equal parts.
- Put a tampon in the ear for about five minutes.
- Remove the tampon and wipe the ears with dry cotton wool or cotton buds.
- Do the same with the second ear, if necessary.
If there is a habit to carry out such cleaning of the ears regularly and often, then you can not leave a tampon, but simply wipe it from the inside with a damp cotton ball with peroxide. The effect will be the same.
How to wash your ears with peroxide?
If a person has such a feature that a lot of sulfur is produced and accumulates, then you will need to wash your ears. For this you need: peroxide 3%, boiled water, a spoon, a pipette, cotton swabs.
- In 1 tablespoon of water, add 20 drops of peroxide.
- Drip 15 drops of the solution and wait 5 to 15 minutes.
- Bend your head in the opposite direction to the remnants poured.
- Cotton swabs moistened with warm water, clean the ears from the accumulation of soft sulfur or put a small cotton ball to absorb the liquid.
This procedure is very effective for removing excess sulfur. Only 3-5 procedures can be well cleaned ears.
When the solution is instilled, you will hear a very loud hiss and feel that foam is forming. Do not be afraid of this, because it is a natural process.
You have to wait until the hiss sounds stop on their own.
What to do if there are traffic jams in the ears?
When examined by an ENT doctor about a congestion in the ear, and even more so with complaints that it hurts, the doctor will most likely tell you that you have otitis media and sulfur ear plugs have formed. Sometimes they are formed in one ear, sometimes in two at once.
In addition to stuffiness, you can also constantly feel tinnitus. If the sulfuric plug remains in the ear cavity for a long time, otitis of the middle ear can develop.
Most often the sulfuric plug is found during diving or taking a shower. When water enters the ears, sulfur swells, increases in volume, pushes closer to the eardrum and, when the passage of air and sounds is completely or partially closed, you feel that the ears are unpleasantly laid.
It acts in the same way on sulfur and hydrogen peroxide. Sulfur swells, congestion increases, and hearing decreases.
All these symptoms will disappear after the cleansing procedure.
Mode of application
Peroxide must be heated in a cup with hot water to a temperature of 37 degrees.
Lie on the side with a sore ear upward and drip 15 drops of the solution. This is a half pipette.
After 10 minutes, roll over, allowing excess liquid to drain onto the napkin.
Repeat the other ear if necessary.
Dry the excess liquid with a cotton ball.
This simple procedure is repeated up to six times a day for 3 days.
Then it’s time for an appointment with an ENT doctor to wash the softened ear plugs with water.
Removing a sulfuric plug for an adult may not be as serious a process. But in order to remove the cork from the ears of a child, it is necessary to consult a doctor and not self-medicate.
Contraindications to the use of peroxide:
- Do not bury the peroxide during puncture of the eardrum. It is impossible to allow hit of this solution on a mastoid part of a middle ear. Otherwise, severe pain and a possible complication – mastoiditis.
- Hydrogen peroxide cannot be used during the treatment of otitis media. Such self-medication only harm and lead to deafness.