Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cool Tip: Olive Oil for Ear Wax/Pain Treatment

My son had a visible amount of ear wax our doctor told us to use “olive oil”. This was new to me and I honestly didn’t have much faith in it. I had used more traditional ear wax drops before and they had worked ok but I didn’t know about such a use for olive oil.
I was surprised to learn that olive oil has in fact been used for literally thousands of years to treat ear infections and pain as well as removing ear wax. Turns out it works very well! After applying 5 drops three times a day , the following day most of the wax was already falling by the time I applied it the second day.
It is advices to slightly warm the oil a bit (lukewarm, the ear is very sensitive) this helps relief pain and melts the wax better. Although pharmaceutical olive oil is available, it is just olive oil and the one found in most kitchens works just as well.
This is a pretty good tip for everyone to keep in mind, especially those with children!
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip! I suffer from excessive ear wax and will give this a try

Anonymous said...

not only wax...but ear-ache as well.
warm the oil, then drop in and seal with a cottonball. repeat as necessary.

Russell said...

In the USA pharmacists sell small dropper bottles of "sweet oil", a sterilized and highly filtered olive oil. It is quite inexpensive and works as described.

Portia Tom said...

Olive oil can also be helpful in stopping buzzing sensations inside the ears.