my parents, who are doctors, recommend to not use q tips or the little plastic spoon thing
i used to use the spoon thing but they said it can irritate your ears and cause ear infections easier so i dont use them anymore
what they do that they fill a huge metal syringe with warm water and then flush out my ears and all the wax spurts out
This is what doctors do as well. It's called irrigating your ears. Do not use Q-Tips... Plastic and metal spoons can scratch your earcanal's skin. this is what leads to infections. It creates little crevices and openings for bacteria to get in.