24 Mar 2010
You can use mineral oil in your ear to soften wax.
The mineral oil softens dried or hardened earwax so that a gentle flush of water can remove the debris. In the case of a damaged or perforated eardrum, however, mineral oil should not be used, as oil in the middle ear can promote ear infections.
- Mineral Oil Information for Consumers
- Mineral Oil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mineral Oil (detailed)
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i guess i cannot take orally?
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I've tried all the usual constipation remedies and am taking Mineral Oil which has helped but I don't know about the long term effects.
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