Dry Earwax In Children Aged 1 Year?
Tonight, my child is 1 year old. Lately, he likes to pick his right ear. My bag is clay (using an ear cleaner with a flashlight), there is dry dirt and builds up inside. But I do not dare to clean because it is too deep. Is it possible to enter the milk powder and dry? My child has been drinking full milk since the age of 5 months
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Hardened earwax is called serumen prop in its medical language. This is normal for anyone, including babies. So it has nothing to do with formula feeding. And serumen prop is not formed due to formula milk entering the baby's ear.
Cerumen or ear wax is something that is formed naturally. Formed from layers of the skin of the ear canal that comes off along with oil produced by glands in the skin of the ear canal as well as dust, germs, animals and others if it enters the ear. Naturally the serumen will be pushed out by itself. However, in conditions that are generally caused by the habit of prying ears, this dirt becomes pushed inwards and then hardens.
As for handling if there is dirt in the ear deeper and has hardened is by giving carboglycerin ear drops. This medicine will soften hardened earwax. You can buy it at the nearest pharmacy. Before use, read the rules of use first. If after using carboglycerin for 3 days, but the earwax is still trapped deep in the ear canal, you should take the child to the nearest doctor. The doctor will take the dirt with a special tool. Mothers should not be forced to remove the dirt itself, because it is quite dangerous, where if a fussy child can hurt the walls of the ear canal and eardrum.
Thus hopefully useful.