Video: Massive Amount of Earwax Removed

WARNING: This video might be gross for some users.
February 28, 2016 Updated: February 28, 2016

An amazing amount of earwax is removed from this guy’s ear. Obviously, the wax was impacted in his ear for some time.

According to the MayoClinic, it’s not a good idea to try and dig the wax out. It says:

Soften the wax. Use an eyedropper to apply a few drops of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin or hydrogen peroxide in your ear canal.

Use warm water. After a day or two, when the wax is softened, use a rubber-bulb syringe to gently squirt warm water into your ear canal. Tilt your head and pull your outer ear up and back to straighten your ear canal. When finished irrigating, tip your head to the side to let the water drain out.

Dry your ear canal. When finished, gently dry your outer ear with a towel or hand-held dryer.
You may need to repeat this wax-softening and irrigation procedure a few times before the excess earwax falls out. However, the softening agents may only loosen the outer layer of the wax and cause it to lodge deeper in the ear canal or against the eardrum. If your symptoms don’t improve after a few treatments, see your doctor.

Earwax removal kits available in stores also can be effective at removing wax buildup. Ask your doctor for advice on how to properly select and use alternative earwax-removal methods.

The organization says that digging out hardened or excessive earwax with items like a cotton swab, hairpin, or a paper clip can cause serious damage to the ear canal or eardrum.