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Is it safe to use an electronic ear cleaner on my child?

I saw this product online and I am wondering if it is safe to use with children?

Shawn Jones | Pediatrician

Shawn Jones

Based on my research of the WaxVac product, it should be safe to use on children over 12 months of age.

However, remember that ear wax serves a purpose and does not need to be cleaned out unless there is pain or hearing issues.

Cotton swabs can harm the ear drum and push was deeper into the ear, so use caution if you clean your child's ears with them.

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