How to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide

Your ears can be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide to help remove excess earwax or debris from the ear canal. However, it is necessary to do this carefully to avoid any damage to your ears. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide:

How to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide

Materials you will need:

  • 3% hydrogen peroxide (available at most drugstores)
  • a clean, disinfected dropper or syringe
  • a clean, soft cloth or tissue
  • a towel


  • Wash your hands: Always start by washing your hands thoroughly to make sure they are clean and free of any potential contaminants.

  • Prepare the area: Find a clean and well-lit area to perform the procedure. It's often best to sit down and have someone help you if possible.

  • Warm the hydrogen peroxide: To make the process more comfortable, you can warm the hydrogen peroxide to body temperature by placing the bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes. This can help prevent dizziness or discomfort caused by cold fluid entering your ear.

  • Fill the dropper or syringe: Using a clean, sterile dropper or syringe, draw up a small amount (usually no more than a teaspoon) of 3% hydrogen peroxide.

  • Tilt your head: Tilt your head so that the ear you want to clean is facing up. You can do this by lying on your side or sitting with your head bent.

  • Inject hydrogen peroxide: Gently place a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into your ear canal. It is important not to insert the dropper or syringe too far into the ear, and not to insert it deeply. Let the drops fall into the ear naturally.

  • Maintain position: Keep your head tilted for about 5 minutes to allow the hydrogen peroxide to work. You may hear some bubbling or whispering sounds. This is normal and indicates that the hydrogen peroxide is softening the earwax and debris.

  • Drain and wipe: After about 5 minutes, sit up or return your head to a normal position. Use a clean cloth or tissue to gently wipe away any excess hydrogen peroxide and soft earwax.

  • Repeat (if necessary): If you feel the need, you can repeat the process in your other ear.

  • Clean equipment: Make sure the dropper or syringe is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before storing.

It is important to note that if you experience any pain, discomfort, or significant hearing loss after using hydrogen peroxide, or if you suspect an ear infection, consult a health care professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is best to consult. Avoid inserting any objects into your ear canal, as this may cause earwax to penetrate or even injure the delicate structures of the ear.