Is Buildup of Earwax Normal?
Children of all ages have wax building up in their ears. Parents usually try to remove the wax out of from kid’s ears as personal hygiene. But most of the times earwax comes out on its own. The only time to worry about earwax issue is when there are certain signs and symptoms, which we have covered in this article.
It is completely normal if you see some amount of wax in your child’s ears. Sometimes, you’ll even see more earwax in one ear than the other. There is no specific quantity or amount which can be termed as normal earwax.
What Can Parents Do To Clean Baby Ears?
Never use a cotton sponge or wipe to clean your baby’s earwax, as most of the time, that’s what causes the wax to build up. Make use of a washcloth to clean your baby’s outer ear canals smoothly. And then leave the canal alone.
You may even try using Debrox (eardrop). It dissolves the wax, enabling it to make its way out of the ears on its own.
There are also certain home remedies which you can try to get rid of the hardened wax in your baby’s ears. You can do this by using two to four drops of mineral oil or olive oil.