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Ear Problems

Ear wax is a natural product found in the outer ear. Sometimes it builds up and hardens, forming a plug. This plug needs removing with ear drops.

 

Our Advice

  • Do not use cotton buds or push anything into the ear. This can compact the wax further forming a wax plug. It can also damage the eardrum.
  • Avoid violent nose blowing.
  • Do not use ear wax removal treatments regularly.
  • Do not use ear wax removal treatments if you have a perforated eardrum.
  • The peanut oil in ear drops, which is also known as arachis oil, is refined and should not cause problems to people with peanut allergies.
  • If you are about to go on a plane or go diving and have an ear problem, please see your doctor.
  • If you have pain, discharge or dizziness, ask our pharmacist for advice.

Products we recommend for this condition are:

  • Cerumol Ear Drops 11ml -  For the loosening and removal of ear wax. Contains Chlorobutanol, Refined peanut oil.  Do not use if: - Your ear drum is perforated, - Your ear canal is sore or inflamed, - You are allergic to peanut or soya oil.  Always read the label. Keep out of reach of children. Use within six months of opening.
  • Otex Ear Drops 8ml -  Clinically proven.  A unique, dual-action formula which softens hardened ear wax and gently liberates oxygen to help disperse it.  Reduces the need for syringing.  Easy squeeze bottle. Contains Urea hydrogen peroxide 5% w/w.  Do not use if: - Your ear drum has or is damaged, - You suffer from dizziness, - You have any other ear disorder such as pain, discharge, inflammation, infection, or tinnitus, - You have used any other products in the ear, - Your ear has become damaged because you have tried to dislodge wax with fingernails, cotton buds etc. Keep out of the reach of children. Always read the label.

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