Originally Posted by jerg
I find it disturbing that many here are using these home-brewed methods to clean their ear canals.
My "home brewed" method for ear-ache / wax build up was recommended to me by a healthcare professional. Peroxide actually does work also, but I generally don't use that. I need a 'treatment' every so often, partly because I have scar tissue in one ear created by impacted wax that was not removed for a very long time. They simply did not believe I had a problem. I thought I was going to go deaf. It was just water and saline (salt) that was used to flush out the wax. Miracle cure!
I also suffer from seasonal allergies, and have learned that there are many "natural" remedies are way better than being hungover on benedryll all day. One is called Sirachi Hot Sauce, the other is called coffee. Seriously, when you try everything, and nothing works, I go for what helps and let my food be the decongestant. A lot of manufactured remedies are just expensive and ineffective. As I already mentioned, a lot of "ear treatment" stuff either already uses alcohol, or peroxide or whatever.
Medicine is big business, so is music, so is music electronics. As someone that thinks that Hi-fi man leaves a lot of performance on the table, accessible via simple pad and cup mods, I figure you ought to realize that the health care business is part science, and part . . . business. There is plenty of healthcare on the shelf that uses common household ingredients so you might as well buck up and attempt a home remedy now and again.
I mean, a spray pump bottle filled with water / vinegar / can save you hundreds on expensive household cleaners for common wipe-up tasks. So why not?