A: I have done this and it works. As long as you are careful and dont tilt your head all the way down (dont lay down) nothing drips in your ear and it prevents wax from going deeper.
A: Research shows that ear candling is ineffective at removing earwax and is also not an effective treatment for any other conditions. In fact, the technique can actually push earwax deeper into the ear canal. Ear candling can also lead to: Deposits of candle wax in the ear canal Burns to the face, hair, scalp, ear canal, eardrum and middle ear Puncture of the eardrum If you develop an earwax blockage, avoid ear candling. Instead, consult your doctor about simple steps you can take to safely and effectively remove the wax. With Charles W. Beatty, M.D.