Everyone has earwax in the ears. It can be light yellow to dark brown. Earwax can help kill germs. It helps protect the inside of the ear canal.
The ear canal can clean itself. If you do nothing, most of the time earwax will fall out on its own.
If earwax is blocking one of the ear canals and your child cannot hear on that side, then it is important to flush out the packed earwax. Most of the time, it's best to just leave it alone. It will come out on its own.
To flush out packed earwax:
Remember: Never put water in the ear if your child has tubes or if you think the eardrum could have a hole in it.
Do not put cotton swabs inside the ear canal. When you put cotton swabs inside the ear canal, it can pack the wax deeper into the ear.
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