Are those ear candles bad for you?



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    Ear candling also known as auricular candling or coning, refers to various procedures that involve placing a cone-shaped device in the ear canal and supposedly extracting earwax and other impurities with the help of smoke or a burning wick. Ear candling can relieve sinus pressure and pain, cleanse the easr canal, improve hearing and purify the mind. Although it is not recommended because it can create a low-level vaccum that draws wax and other debris out of the ear. 

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    If ear coning does not appeal to you here are some recommended home treatments for removal of excessive earwax:

    • Placing a few drops of oil (mineral oil, baby oil, or glycerin) inside the ear canal to soften the wax.
    • Using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide drops are helpful in the removal of wax.
    • Ear syringing, using a solution of warm water and saline. (Caution: Avoid having your ears irrigated if you have diabetes, a perforated eardrum, tube in the eardrum, or a weakened immune system.)
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