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I know that they say nothing smaller than your elbow should go into your ear, but being very careful with a cotton bud works with me, after warm water has run in when I’m washing my hair. I do it each time, it stops the wax building up and getting hard.
Putting oil in your ears blocks your ears more as it softens the wax and makes your hearing worse. But it makes it easier for the doctor to remove it. So no point making it worse for him unless it is before seeing a doctor reasonably soon to remove the wax.
Also not sure about vitamin E oil. I used specific oil from the chemist branded specifically for that purpose. Maybe check the ingredients in the one at the chemist to make sure vitamin E oil is the key ingredient.
There are kits and I have seen them work. There is an oil for loosening up the wax. Then a syringe that u put warm/hot water in and push the water into the ear. The water pressure loosens the wax. Best way to do it is in the shower.