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How do I clean wax from baby ears?

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If you see earwax on the outside of the ear, you can use a damp washcloth or a wipe to remove it. If you think there's a buildup on the inside of their ears, what you can do is have the pediatrician check your baby's ears at their next visit. If they find an excessive amount of earwax buildup, they may remove it by flushing with warm liquid or using an instrument called a curette to scrape some of it out.

Never ever ever stick anything in your baby's ear! Q-tips or other foreign items run the risk of rupturing their eardrum, which is paper thin, and you could make the earwax buildup worse by pushing it farther into the ear canal.

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