Try baby or mineral oil as an alternative to hydrogen peroxide. Look for drops that contain hydrogen or other kinds of peroxide.
The american academy of pediatrics recommends not to clean a baby s earwax at home using a cotton bud or ear drops 4.
How to remove ear wax baby. But frederick kozak a paediatric ear and throat specialist in vancouver says to pass on these products. Much like hydrogen peroxide baby or mineral oil can help soften stubborn earwax making it easier to remove. Over the counter ear cleaning drops.
What can you do at home to safely remove excessive ear wax from your child s ears. If a build up of earwax is causing your baby problems you may want to give him ear drops to help clear it nhs 2015. Lie your baby on their side with the affected ear facing up.
You can find a variety of earwax removal products at your local pharmacy which include drops made from carbamide peroxide peanut oil and olive oil and special tools to remove the wax. The drops work by softening the wax so it falls out more easily. Then while the baby is in the bath use a rubber ear bulb to squirt lukewarm water into the baby s clogged ear.
For babies less than one year old. A few drops of hydrogen peroxide may help to remove earwax. A common method for earwax removal is to add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to a damp cotton ball and apply it to the affected ear.
In this video dr. Do not insert a q tip into the meatus or opening of the ear canal. You can buy ear drops over the counter from your pharmacy.
How should i remove my baby s ear wax. Repeat the treatment once daily for three to five days. You must only clean the outer ear using a soft cloth soaked in warm water.
If you have a small amount of wax over the counter ear cleaners work well. Wax should flow from his ear in large chunks. After bathing if you see yellowish or brownish wax on the outside of the ear in the conchal bowl or cupped part of the ear you can gently wipe it away with a washcloth.
Maithilee menezes a pediatric otolaryngologist with st. Wipe around the baby s ear with a damp washcloth to clean up the drops and wax. Your pharmacist can advise which product is best for your baby.
Use a medicine dropper to put 2 to 3 drops of oil in your ear then hold your ear facing up for 2 3 minutes so the oil has a chance to soak in. Gently pull the lower lobe. Even doctors recommend that if earwax is not causing pain or blocking the ear canal it should be left alone.
If your baby has been prescribed eardrops or you want to use them to remove wax buildup follow these steps.