08 Sep How to remove earwax – self care
Causes of earwax
You might have earwax build-up because:
- you just have more wax in your ears – some people do naturally
- you have hairy or narrow canals (the tubes that link the eardrum and outer ear)
- of your age – wax gets harder and more difficult to fall out
- of hearing aids, earplugs and other things you put in your ear – these can push the wax further in
Preventing earwax build-up
You can’t prevent earwax. It’s there to protect your ears from dirt and germs.
You can keep using eardrops to soften the wax. This will help it fall out on its own and should prevent blocked ears.