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Otex Ear Drops
Member Name: jessy2010
Otex Ear Drops
Advantages: Easy to use
Disadvantages: Not as fast acting as the word 'express' would suggest
My partner recently suffered with a awful ear infection, he was given antibiotic drops from the hospital which help to get rid of the pain in his ear but he still had the sensation that his ear was blocked up. The consultant at the hospital suggested using Otex as an alternative to antibiotics. I asked if he could have his ears syringed as they said his ears were extremely blocked. Apparently they no longer syringe ears as this can perforate the ear drum. So I went out and brought some Otex in the hope that my partner would at least be able to hear again.
The drops come in a small cardboard box which is white with orange labels. It's not very brightly coloured and I couldn't spot it on the shelf and actually had to ask a member of staff in Asda to help me find it. What I find odd about the product is that it says on the box 'Reduces need for syringing'. But we were told by the consultant that syringing is no longer an option in ear care and that bad build ups of ear wax are sucked out of the ear instead. This has to be done with specialist equipment. The box also states that Otex will rapidly remove hardened earwax as its oxygen-release formula break down ear wax.
To use the ear drops you are to gently squeeze up to drops into the ear 3-4 times a day. Pop the drops into the ear (you can do this yourself but it's easier if someone else does it for you) tilt your head for a few minutes allowing the drops to travel down into your ear canal. It says to keep repeating as necessary.
There are a few restrictions on using Otex, if your ear drum is damaged or if your ear is painful you should seek medical help rather than hoping it will go away. Ear infections can be one of the most painful illnesses that you can get and they can be reoccurring problems so best to get yourself referred to an ENT specialist if Ear infections are a regular problem for yourself.
The results of Otex were not instantaneous as I had hoped. I put the drops into my partner's ear after he had got out the shower. He went to bed and fell asleep. I was hoping that when he woke in the morning he would be feeling better but he still could not hear very well. However his ear infection has passed and now it is just a blockage of ear wax. I did notice a yellow stain on his pillow the next morning so the Otex is breaking down the ear wax. As I said my partner suffers really badly with ear wax build up and so the results from the Otex are taking a longer time to take effect.
After nearly a week of use my partner is feeling better, he can hear a lot better than he could before he started to use the drops. They have had a positive effect on his problem but it hasn't completely eradicated the problem. I would say that Otex is defiantly worth using especially if you can get the drops into your ears before the ear wax build up becomes to extensive. I don't have any negatives about the drops as they have helped my partner quite substantially.
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