Can I put mineral oil in my ear?
Question posted by dakotab2 on 14 March 2010
Last updated on 24 March 2010 by suzanne66
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.
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