Help Patients Give Themselves an Earful

December 31, 2006

Instilling a 1:1 solution of hydrogenperoxide and warm water with a dropperto remove cerumen is difficult forpatients to do by themselves.

Instilling a 1:1 solution of hydrogenperoxide and warm water with a dropperto remove cerumen is difficult forpatients to do by themselves. Instead,suggest that they soak a cotton ball orsponge in the solution, lay their headon a table, then squeeze the contentsof the saturated ball or sponge intothe affected ear.-- Joseph Lamantia, DO
   Floral Park, NY