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I seem to go through phases of having really bad ear ache accompanied by popping ears. I have been to the doctors a few times about this but with no real help. The doctor simply told me that the thin tubes in your face that go to your ears sometimes gets blocked, that this can be painful and causes your ears to pop. My ears hurt and popped literally everyday for 2 months, with the doctor being no help I looked in the health aisle in my local supermarket.
I decided to try some earex, this is a product that is designed to reduce the builds up of wax in your ears, wax was not my problem but it was ear related so I gave it a go :)
Earex is not very fun when it is applied. I had to get my husband to apply it for me as I didn't think I could have done it to myself. The application process us quite straight forward, it is just not enjoyable. You need to turn your head to one side and the apply 3-5 drops into your ear. The straight away put a small piece of cotton wool in your ear to act as a little bung. The do the same with the other ear. After 2 minutes take away the cotton wool and your done.
As soon as the earex is applied all of the wax in your ear starts to make noises like snap crackle and pop. I found the noises quite disconcerting, I think it is because it just sounds so loud and unusual.
Despite the doctor saying that my ear ache had nothing to do with ear wax Earex did temporarily cure my earache. So it was definately worth a go even if it didn't last long for me.
What Earex is supposed to do.....
Everyone has ear wax but sometimes it can build up too much. Earex uses ingredients that will break down the wax, making it soft and go away!
Why I wanted this product....
I wanted this product because I do get wax build up in my ears, it is very rare but I still get it. I bought Earex because they had it on sale so I thought I would buy it.
It comes in a bright yellow box with the name Earex on the box, and how to use and ingredients on the back. When you get the bottle out, it is quite small but fat bottle with a nozzle and a screw lid.
How to use....
Tilt your head so that the bad ear is facing the ceiling.
Put 2 drops in the ear.
Leave for 5 to 10 mins.
Do the other ear if needed.
Use every night for around 5 nights.
You do not have to drain the ear, just let it do it's magic!
You can buy this is any chemist, supermarket and online.
Prices range but for a 10ml bottle it's anything up to £4.50.
As I have said, it's rare I get wax build up, but when I do I always use Earex. I find the liquid very easy and simple to use and it's non messy. I also find that this liquid has quite a pleasant smell. Earex does do the job very well as I have never tried any other product I have nothing to compare it to. But I do think it's amazing, my ear cleared up within 3 days and I had no problems afterwards.
It's quite a good price, but you do have to throw it away after 8 weeks.
It works, and that is the main thing.
I find that the drops are very easy to use.
Would I recommend?
Yes I would.
Since I was a child, I've always suffered with wax build up in my ear canals. Not the most pleasant way to start a review, but there you have it. I actually had tests carried out when I was in lower school, to make sure it wasn't being caused by any underlying cause, but it turned out to be "one of those things", and after having my ears syringed a couple of times as a youngster, I have tried to avoid the horrible experience ever since by keeping on top of my ears so to speak.
Earex helps to soften the wax which can sometimes build up in the ear canal, making it easier to hear, and also eliminating any pain that excess wax can cause. It does this because it contains almond oil, arachis oil (peanut oil) and camphor oil. For this reason, you should not use this product if you have a nut allergy. A 10ml bottle will cost between £3 to £4.
The drops come in a little bottle, with a pipette contained in the lid. This makes it easy to administer the ear drops, although you will probably need someone else to do it for you for full accuracy. Otherwise you tend to end up with the drops dribbling down the side of your face! It's much easier to get someone else to administer the drops. They feel very cold when they first make contact in your ear, but this is normal.
The drops are best used at night time, because once you've used them you won't be able to hear properly for a while, and it's better to lie with your head on the side which doesn't contain the ear drops, to ensure they're getting to work. I tend to use them on one ear at a time, otherwise you won't be able to hear anything and the drops can start seeping out of the ear if you sit upright. The best way is to do one ear, lie down for a bit, and then do the other ear the following night. The muffled hearing just feels like you're under water or something, it isn't painful but can be uncomfortable, so bear this in mind if you need to go anywhere or do anything after using them, as they aren't the most convenient of products.
The ear drops do work for me, and have made my ears much better so I have thankfully avoided the syringe experience in later life. I am also less prone to wax build up these days, so I only need to use these drops very occasionally, which is handy as they only have a shelf life of 8 weeks after opening, and I don't like taking risks with things I'm putting in my ear!
I would recommend these ear drops if you're having trouble hearing due to build up of wax. They're a safe option as they don't have any reported side effects, and are safe to use in pregnancy. The only caution given is that they shouldn't be used if you're allergic to peanuts or soya.
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Occasionally I suffer from blocked ears and a tad bit of deafness. It can be quite painful inside the ear too. There is no need for me to seek medical advice as it is only a build up of excess ear wax. (the bottle does recommend that you seek medical advice first however.) My boyfriend also suffers from ear wax and deafness so he had a bottle of ear-ex all ready for me to borrow. The bottle only lasts 8 weeks once open so you can not just have an open bottle in your cupboard for years but luckily the one I used was still in date.
==Price and availability==
Luckily we had a bottle in but the bottle of Earex will usually cost around £4.50 and it is a small bottle.
My grandad used to put campour oil in his ears to cure his build ups and Ear ex is actually a mixture of oils. It contains peanut oil, almond oil and campour oil and it has a rather pleasant smell to it. The bottle is shaped so it is easy to hold and there is a nozzle beneath the cap to assist you in putting the liquid in the ear.
You should read the packaging first but how I use the product is as follows. I
lay with my head on one side and squirt two drops into my ear. It feels like you are under water and bubbles and pops as it starts to dissolve the wax. The ear feels a bit wet and uncomfortable during this stage. After 10 minutes I flip over and repeat the process with the other ear. There is no need to clean the ear after with cotton buds or wool and you should just leave the oil to naturally break down the wax. The process should be repeated every night for around 5 days. If you do not notice an improvement then you should seek medical advice and perhaps have your ears syringed by the nurse.
This stuff is brilliant and extremely reliable. After a few days of using the product I really noticed a difference. I was suffering from a tight painful feeling in my ears and could not hear as well as I could before but after using Earex it really helped. I like the product because it dissolves the wax rather than forcibly removes it. No one wants to wake up with a blob of wax on their pillow. The first sign that the product is working will usually take you by surprise as your ears sort of pop and clear. It's the same way as when you move from different altitudes and it effects your ears. It is gentle and effective and I can wholly recommend it. Ear ache is a terrible pain and no one likes it when you miss the punch line of jokes or lose the ability to whisper! This product should work within a week and is a small price to pay for the relief it gives. Well recommended.
As I had a cold/flu type thing just after Christmas I ended up with the full array of symptoms. Sore throat, runny nose, cough, ear ache, head ache, etc. I ended up trying lots of different items to try and fix my various problems and this Earex was one that I tried. I picked this up from Lloyds Pharmacy and a 10ml bottle of drops cost just £3.15.
This is a small little bottle and this is very simple to use. The bottle has a dropper attached to it and then I just dropped one or two drops in to each ear and this got to work clearing my ear of ear wax and generally helping my ears to stay clean and protected.
This is a long lasting bottle and while this looks like it doesn't contain a lot of liquid it has lasted me since the start of the year and I have been using every day or two to help combat my ear wax problem and avoid any further ear problems.
This works very well. My ears feel cleaner in general and I feel like my hearing has become clearer again. The drops are incredibly simple to use and they get to work very fast. My best technique for applying these has been to lie on my bed, drop the wax in, plug my ears with some gauze, turn over and do the same, then plug the other ear and lie down for a further few minutes.
My ear wax improved day on day and this is the reason that I kept using this product. I found that it took about a week for my hearing to return crisp & clear. I then continued using this to avoid any further problems.
I would say, based on my daily usage, that this will probably last a good 2-3 months even if used daily. Obviously once your wax problem is under control you might want to cut down the amount of time that you use this.
Overall I would say that this is very good. I was a little bit disgusted by how the wax came out of my ears but then this does show that it is working. I found that after I used it for a few days that the wax was released out of my ear in little flecks or lumps and the best way to deal with this was to put gauze in my ears for a good 30 minutes each morning while I was getting ready for work. This then came out dirty and usually left me with clean and clear ears for the rest of the day.
Working as I do in a call centre I hearing people as clearly as possible is hugely important to ensure I can help them properly (not to mention how annoying it is when you are asked to repeat yourself continually) so maintaining clean and clear ears is hugely important for me but no matter how much I cotton buds to clean my ears I can, on occassion, still have a build up of wax. Rather than going to the doctors for something which you can tackle yourself then why not try Earex ear drops to clean and clear your ear of the excess wax build up.
Ear wax is a naturally occuring thing which your body creates to stop you from getting ear infections but when it becomes too much and begins to build up then it can begin to effect your hearing. Earex is designed to break down the excess ear wax in a gentle way and having used this product on a number occassions I have found that it is good at breaking down the excess ear wax and has never caused me any ill effects.
The product is very easy to use as it comes in a 10ml glass bottle which has a dropper on the lid. Use thisto put 4 drops in each ear (tilting your head will help to keep the drops from just dribbling straight out) and place cotton wool gently in the outer ear to allow the drops to work on the wax. Repeat this in the morning and evening for up to 4 days and you will find a huge improvement in your hearing thanks to the amount of wax build up the drops have broken down.
Earex ear drops have a unique formulation that is made up of natural oils to ensure that your ears are looked after when using this product rather than having harsh chemicals put down them.
A 10ml bottle of Earex ear drops will set you back about £2-£4 and will need to be used within 8 weeks of you having opened the bottle which is a very reasonable price for a product which will clear away the excess wax with ease and without the need for a visit to the doctor.
Overall I am a big fan of Earex ear drops and have used them on a few occassions now. Each time I have used these I have been impressed how quickly they have helped me to hear much clearer and this I put down to them breaking down the excess ear wax which I can't see or reach due to the shape of the ear. This is a great product for those of us who don't want to bother our doctor with things we can try to treat ourselves first and thankfully each time I have used these drops the problem has cleared up and so no doctors visit has been needed!
From time to time I have trouble with blocked ears, it just creeps up on me and I have to get something to remove the excess wax in my ears. This only happens once every couple of years so it isn't exactly what you might call a problem until of course it occurs. The build up of wax doesn't really cause much pain but it seriously affects my hearing ability, and since my job does involve a certain amount of interaction with customers, it's nice to be able to hear what they are complaining about this time.
I had the old plastic bottle from the last time but the use by date was well expired so I coughed up the £4.29 for this nice little bottle to replace it. I daresay that once my current condition has been remedied this lot will expire before I need to use it again.
The eardrops are best used as per included instructions, but basically a few drops in each affected ear until the condition is cured or one week which ever is shorter is the desired usage. I have found over the years than a few days usually suffices and the ears return to normal hearing, which incidentally is quite a strange feeling when you have been used to hearing muffled sounds for a while. To ensure that the drops get the best possible chance of working to full effect I usually plug my ears with some cottn wool over night after I have applied a few drops. Sometimes during cold spells I warm in it hot water to ease the insertion, since if it is too cold it can cuase a little pain as in runs into the ear.
It has a very usual smell which is hard to describe except for the strange fact it reminds me of something edible, which is not something I'd expect from an ear medication, however its effectiveness is in no doubt. After perhaps six applications and three days my ears kind of popped back to normal, with no sign of the offending wax, which can be somewhat unsightly when it comes out in a blob. I had expected my hearing to slowly return to normal, and perhaps it sort of did, but the final link to clear hearing did see quite abrupt.
Firstly if you are continually having any medical problems consult your GP or you pharmacist for proper advice on your condition. If however like me you know the answer follow the instructions carefully, especially with ears and eyes. I have found this invaluable over the years and the pricetag is irrelevant when you consider the benefits. So that'll be me again for a couple of years...................yes dear I here you coffee coming up. Sometimes you wish you had just left the bottle on the shelf and continue deafly in your own little silent world, yes dear I said yes.
My wife has no reason to use Earex Ear Drops because you can see right through from one ear to the other. Ha!
As for me, though, I have had increasing issues with what I think is a build-up of wax in my ears. Those of you who have read other of my reviews will know that I don't like spending money on branded goods. However, I have yet to see Tesco own-brand ear drops, so in a moment of sheer abandon, I parted with some money at Boots in the summer and invested in my hearing.
Being now in the second flush of youth, yet still with a mental age of about 10, hair has started to sprout from my ears and when I go to the barbers for a spit and polish, I am always asked if I want my eyebrows done. Why is it that this happens more when we are older?
Anyway, I am convinced that it's because I now have hairy ears that the wax is struggling to get out. Armed with my trusty bottle of Earex, now half empty, I have been seeking to remove what feels as if it is a wax blockage. It isn't that I cannot hear properly - it's just that everything is a bit fuzzy. To date, despite following the instructions and although I can get some gunge out, I have yet to find that little ball of wax on my pillow in the morning that would indicate some significant success.
I probably haven't been as assiduous in my self-treatment as I ought to have been. Although I have been putting 4 drops in each year as instructed, what I haven't done is to do this night and morning for 4 days as I now see is written in the instructions, so maybe I am just being impatient.
My father has traditionally had problems with his ears but he tells me that he regularly uses Earex now and no longer has an issue.
I see from the label on the bottle that Earex Ear Drops comprise Peanut Oil, Almond Oil and Camphor Oil in equal measure so it's good to know that there is nothing nasty gurgling down my ears. As it's nearly bedtime, I shall put some in now, remembering to put some cotton wool in afterwards.
I'll give this a cautious 3 out of 5 until I have a more measurable indication of success
For the last five years or so my ears have been suffering with a build up of earwax and I occasionally have to go through the strange sensation of having my ears syringed at the doctors; not pleasant. I started using Earex Ear Drops a while back now and although they do not totally cure the problem, they definitely loosen the wax and make the syringing process a lot easier.
You can buy the drops from any chemist or supermarket and they cost around £3.00 for a 10ml bottle of ear drops fluid. Although this doesn't sound like a lot of liquid is does actually go quite a long way, plus the life span of the product is only a couple of months, so you have to use it up pretty quickly. The packaging is bright yellow and EAREX is written in blue writing, so it's easy to find on the shelf. The box does contain instructions, but they are very simple, so I'll run through them now.
Basically, although earwax normally protects, cleans and lubricates the ear canal, a build up which hardens can be quite painful. Earex drops break the wax up and soften it, it contains three oils which do this, and they are almond, arachis and camphor.
To apply the drops simply tilt your head sideways, with the ear you wish to apply the drops pointing upwards. You then insert the three or four drops into the ear, hold the position for around ten seconds to allow it to make it's way into the ear canal and then insert a cotton wool bud to catch the softened wax. If you have never used ear drops before you should be aware that the sensation of the drops going into your ear is quite strange and requires some getting used too, however, it is nowhere near as bad as eye drops! Plus, it maybe an idea to get somebody to put the drops in for you as it is quite an awkward action, if not I recommend using a mirror to aid you in the movement.
So, does the product work?
Overall, I have found that the product does help break up earwax; however, I generally now use the drops before having my ears syringed at the doctors as it helps to start the break up of the wax. I don't think you could get the same effect as syringing by simply using the drops. You may think this renders the product useless, but I disagree, it works, but you could not rely on it solely. I feel it should be recommended.
Thanks for reading, feel free to comment. Beanie8844.
Although ear wax is a natural secretion created in the ear canals of mamals and humans to help with cleaning, protection and lubrication, it can sometimes be very painful if it becomes impacted or hardened.
We have all had ear wax problems at times and when we do it can be really painful to deal with and can impact on hearing too. Times like these mean that a quick shuffle round with an ear bud won't really help and can even inflame the situation. Thats when I have found Earex to be both gentle and effective.
Excess ear wax isn't something that should be left unattended to if you feel there may be an excessive build up of wax present. Its always best to get it sorted quickly to avoid infections or other problems'
Too much earwax can also be very painful and impact on your hearing, as it was in my case. I knew there was something not quite right, as my normally good hearing seemed to be worse than normal and my ear on one side felt heavy and buzzy and was looking a little red on the outside.
I decided to opt for Earex after talking with the chemist and discussing the problem. I would suggest this as your first point of call if you are having minor ear wax problems. If you are a regular sufferer then it may be best to consult a GP prior to trying any form of treatment.
Earex ear drops are formulated to deal with hard sections of wax by helping to soften them. The ingredients within the product contain almond oil @ 3.33%, arachis oil @ 33.33% and camphor oil @ 33.33%. I would advise that you check if Earex is suitable for you first, especially as the arachis oil is a type of peanut oil and may cause problems to anyone with a history of peanut allergy.
If you are having any unusual pain or inflammation then Earex should not be used. It should also not be used by people with allergic skin conditions such as eczema. Other than that if the chemist says its suitable for you then it ought to be ok.
The product comes in a small bright yellow box with the brand name clearly displayed in bright blue vertically down one side. The bottle of Earex contains 10mls of the product. If you have been using the product you should not keep it/ or use it after it has been open for 8 weeks. In that case you will need to buy a new bottle, if the problem comes up again.
To apply the Earex, you need to tilt your head to the side and have the effected ear topmost. You can either sit or lay down when applying the drops, so use which ever position is easier for you. You can also stand and tip your head to one side, but you may get spills this way as it is not ideal. I decided to lay down as you do need to stay in that position for a short while after applying the drops.
Pick up a little Earex from the bottle using the dropper provided and then carefully squeeze 4 drops into the effected ear. Don't be tempted to insert the dropper into the ear, as the idea of the dropper is to gently drop in the Earex from just outside the ear. Once I applied the drops, I found it was best to stay in the same position for a couple of minutes, so that the drops could make their way into the ear canal and spills and losses were minimized that way.
The next and final step I did was to insert a fresh/ clean piece of cotton wool into the ear. This helped to absorb the softened ear wax. You can leave this in place for a few minutes or a little longer if needed as I did just to make sure it had done the job, then remove it as and when ready.
To get the best results with heavily solidified ear wax, its best to repeat the same process morning and night for up to 4 days or till the problem wax has softened and been cleared. I found that within 2 days the situation had really improved, so only continued the treatment till the 3rd day.
I found the product to be easy to use and very effective. It was reasonable to buy at around £3 for the 10ml bottle. I would recommend the product to you if you are having ear wax problems and need a reliable solution.
I think that for ease of use and over all results I am going to award the product 4 stars. This is mainly due to the fact that there are other slightly more efficient Earex products like Earex Plus, that have the addition of choline salicylate in them, which has painkilling and anti inflammatory properties.
Every time I get a cold I always end up deaf for a bit afterwards so I didn't think anything of it when I had my last cold, but after a couple of months the deafness wasn't getting any better so I went to speak to the pharmacist in Tesco to see if there was anything I could do about it. She said it sounded like I was getting a build up of ear wax and sold me a bottle of Earex Ear Drops.
It is a 10ml bottle and I paid about £2.00 for it. The bottle looks TINY but you only need 1 or 2 drops at a time so it will last forever, I've been using it for a good 4 months now and the bottle is still more or less half full and I could have made it last longer if I had only put the drops in my bad ear but I thought I might as well use them in both ears and give them a good clean out!
The main idea is that it's supposed to soften and help dissolve the ear wax that has built up. Ear wax isn't DIRTY even though it looks manky, it actually protects you from bacteria and stops nasty ear infections. It's when you get a clump that goes hard or if you've got too much in your ear that it can cause a problem.
It's brill even though I can't quite believe it worked!!! You need to put in 1 or 2 drops and that's dead easy because the bottle has got a dropper attached to the end so you can suck up the Earex and carefully squeeze until a drop comes out and goes into your ear. The full instructions are in the box but the best thing is to do one ear then lie on your side for a few minutes to let the Earex run down as far as possible. Then put a bit of cotton wool ball into your ear to help keep it warm, turn over and do the other ear. It helps the liquid go down if you give the back of your ear a bit of a massage after putting the drops in.
I could definately feel the wax going softer after each day and then one day I woke up and could hear perfect again. The down side for me is that sometimes Earex works TOO good and suddenly you'll feel something drop on the outside bit of your ear....... when you put your finger there it will be a little ball of wax and that always feels quite nasty! lol
When the woman in the chemist said it would dissolve the wax I was a bit stressed because I imagined it dissolving into like an ear wax soup so it was a relief that the wax comes out in little lumps instead. It deffo starts working as soon as you put the drops in because when you put a bit of cotton wool in your ear it will start turning a waxy colour pretty much straight away.
It's taken about 4 months to get my ears as wax free as I would like them and I think I'll give the Earex a bit of a break soon. At first when my ear was really bad I was using it every single day but now it's every 2 or 3 days because it's just a few odd bits of wax that are coming out now.
The drops don't hurt when you put them in and you just get that weird wet running feel down your ear like when a drop of water goes in when you're in the shower. They're made from natural ingredients like almond oil, arachis oil and camphor oil and it must be the combination of oils that helps dissolve the wax so that it will come out.
Recommended...... stop deaf ears without having to go to the doctors!!!
I have suffered from excessive earwax for about ten years now. I think it is something that runs in the family, as my Dad and Uncle also have had to have visits to Doctors to have their ears syringed.
As I was (and still aren't) that keen on visiting Doctors, I decided I would treat it myself. For weeks the family were complaining that the volume on the TV was too loud, but I could hardly hear it.
So I went and bought Earex. It cost about £2.00, and came in a little bottle, with a dropper at the end to put in my ears.
Earex ear drops contain almond oil, arachis oil (peanut oil) and camphor oil. This is meant to soften and subsequently release the ear wax.
The idea was to put my head on a tilt and add 3 to 4 of the drops in the ear, to soften the wax, and then let it drip onto a piece of cotton wool. This needed to be repeated for 4 days. Did it work? No chance.
It wasn't long before I had to go to the Doctors and they syringed the ears. However they did say that I had to use this prior, to soften the wax, so it wasn't a complete waste of time.
So on each occasion I go (about every 12 months) they ask if I have used ear drops, then they book me in for an appointment.
I haven't heard of anybody who says it works, without going to have the ears syringed. However it may help with mild/medium wax build up.
I can't say this stuff will cure your ear wax issues. The chances are you will probably need to go to the Doctors anyway. But do bear in mind, that they will probably want the wax softening anyway. So best thing is to try it first. Then at least when you go the doctors, they can book you in straight away.
There are a number of advisories on this product:
**Do not use on perforated ear drum
** Do not use if you have an Allergy to peanuts or soya
are just a couple of them.
Hope this has helped.
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I tried this stuff once but found it as effective as sticking a cotton bud down my ear. (Please, please DO NOT try that at home as it will cause permanent damage!) You will still need your ears syringing afterwards and so I opt for something stronger for tougher ear wax removal such as the Earex Advanced. Now that really does clear your ears out!
Odd side effects after using this can be:
- smelly ears
- strange sensations
- comeplete deafness after 2 days (temporary until the wax falls out.)
- needing your ears to be syringed
If you do not suffer from a huge build-up of ear wax, then warmed olive oil will be just as effective.
But if you must have something with a name on, then it is available in most good high street chemists you can find in town. And it's also quite cheap compared with other brands. (Approx. £3)
Hope that helps clear stuff up!
After suffering from blocked ears a few years ago, (confession alert: this happened because I was using cotton buds, which is apparently a big no no for your delicate ears!) I went to the doctors for them to be syringed and the nurse told me that first I would have to soften the ear wax by using Earex.
So off I popped to get some, I forget how much it was at the time but you can purchase it nowadays in asda for £2.10 for 10ml. It is sold in a bright yellow box inside which is a small glass bottle with a pipette dispenser concealed within the screw-top lid.
This has a very short life span and goes off quickly, so once you have opened the bottle you either have to use it all within 2 months or throw it away!
The directions recommend you tilt your head to one side, and drop 4 drops of the substance into the ear using the pipette. I had trouble doing this myself so had to get my husband to assist as it was going all over my hair! Once the drops are in, you insert a piece of cotton wool in the outer ear then repeat on the other side (if both ears are affected).
The sensation of the drops going into your ear is a little strange, very cold and you can feel it trickling all the way down your ear canal! The smell of this is very pungent but not unpleasant. Because of this I did my treatments at night before bed, so no one I met in the day would notice the smell!
I hadn't seen any improvement with regards to my hearing by using the drops alone, but after using this for 5 days (as recommended by the nurse) I went back to see her to have them syringed, and I won't go into the details but she certainly cleared my blockages! Afterwards the sounds I could hear were amazing, I had never had hearing abilities like it!
In conversations with others since this time, I have been told that using plain old olive oil has just the same effect, however for some reason I don't fancy putting cooking oil in my ear so this product did the job for me perfectly. If you are on a budget however then maybe olive oil would be the way to go!
Ear wax is a substance produced in the ear to provide a protective layer against bacteria for the ear drum and ear canal lining. The ear wax naturally and gradually falls out of the ear and is replaced. Some people, myself included suffer from increased production of ear wax which can form a solid plug in the ear, affecting hearing, causing earache, and feeling unpleasant.
For me, this happens about once per year. It's possible to get the blockage cleared at the local Doctor's surgery, but I only visit my GP when I have to, so turn to Earex Ear Drops.
In these days of hi tech manufactured pharmaceuticals, it's refreshing to find an effective product that's made from natural ingredients. Earex Ear Drops is a blend of equal thirds of peanut, almond and camphor oils, and nothing else.
The 10ml bottle costs around £3 and is more than enough for a single treatment. Unfortunately, once the bottle has been opened, it can only be kept for eight weeks, so I end up using a new bottle each time I need it.
The Earex bottle has a small dropper inset into the top. The liquid is clear and colourless, with a strong (but to me, pleasant) camphor smell.
Treatment is easy, the head is tilted to one side and four drops dropped into the ear. I must admit to disliking the sensation of feeling the drops fill my ear; the liquid feels cold and causes a strange sensation as the fluid settles in place. The sensation does not last long, however.
The head is kept in the same position for two minutes, and then a small plug of cotton wool is used to seal the oil in the ear. The softened wax/oil mixture is absorbed onto the cotton wool which can be removed after a few minutes. You may notice a small amount of oil and wax seeping out of the ear during the day. This could be embarrassing, so I make sure I wipe any oil away as soon as I feel it. It shows that the product is working, however.
The addition of the drops is repeated, morning and night for up to four days until the wax has softened. With the oil gradually and gently softening the wax plug, it's likely that the plug will be removed without the need for a trip to the Doctor's (I've been lucky, all the times I've applied Earex, the ear has been unblocked within three days at the most).
If, however, the ear drops do not work, then a visit to the GP is recommended (trying to remove ear wax with cotton buds or other implements inserted into the ear is not a good idea; damage can result).
I always dread the feeling of a wax-plugged ear and can't wait for it to be cleared. I keep a fresh bottle of Earex Ear Drops in my medicine cabinet for such an occasion (it has a five year shelf life, so I buy it in advance). Having used Earex for many years, I'm completely confident in using it and know that it will do the job. If you suffer from a build up of ear wax, try Earex. It's much safer than trying to remove wax 'by hand'.
Removal of ear wax build up. Main ingredients are almond oil, arachis oil and camphor oil.