It is strongly recommended to AVOID the use of cotton buds (Q-tips) or auriculi (small wooden hook to scour the ears). Although it feels like removing wax, these tools are more likely to push the wax down into the ear canal and cause a clog. It can also compact the wax already present and make it very difficult to remove in a later procedure.
It is recommended to apply 3 to 5 drops of a neutral oil* weekly to prevent the wax from drying out. The ear canal is rinsed by letting clean water from the shower run gently around the ear canal. Never use the shower jet directly towards the ear canal. When you get out of the shower, wipe the entrance to the ear canal with a clean towel.
N. B. In case of tympanic perforation, this procedure is contraindicated. In case of ear surgery, this procedure may be contraindicated. Please check with your audiologist.
*Cerumenolytic products: olive oil, sweet almond oil or mineral oil applied with a clean dropper or any other product sold in pharmacies designed for this purpose.