If hot weather melts normal wax (e.g the stuff candles are made out of) then logic would dictate that this happens to earwax right? Well actually no. The substance in our ears called ceruman otherwise known as ear wax has a completely different chemical makeup to normal wax found in candles. Earwax consists of shedded skin cells, hair, and the secretions of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands of the external auditory meatus. Major components of earwax are long chain fatty acids, both saturated and unsaturated, alcohols, squalene, and cholesterol.
If you think about it, the average temperature of a human body is between 36.5 and 37.5 degrees Celsius. The typical Summer's day in most Australian towns and cities will at most will be around the 34-40 degree mark although in can vary greatly from day to day. In other words, our earwax is used to warm conditions on a daily basis and we still see plenty of patients here at Ear Suction Clinic with a build of hard wax. It is also another reason ear candles don't work and are a gimmick.
If you want to treat your ears to the best and not muck around with home remedies, we suggest you book an appointment with Ear Suction Clinic for a quick, gentle & thorough microsuction earwax removal experience.
Call 1300 380 060 or book online.