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Exterol  Eardrops or another decent one.

For quite a number of years I have used this brand. I am currently struggling to get it now. The good thing about Exterol was that on the odd  occasions it would allow the wax to come out without a syringe.

Can anyone recommend a good one to try? You can a brand  is good if it starts 'crackling' as soon as you put some in  the ear.


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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,237
    Otex ear drops has the same ingredients.  5% urea hydrogen peroxide.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,631
    I was watching an ENT doc on youtube and he did a comparison of various drops and Sodium Bicarb came out on top. Otex make one. He had blobs of wax to test and showed it disintegrating. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,892
    edited 2 August
    I’ve always used plain warm olive oil.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,897
    I thought ears were pretty much self cleaning if you left them alone.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 454
    I've used olive oil and most other branded ear drops. They all seem to soften, but I produce tons of wax they don't do enough.

    Mine certainly don't self clean enough.

    Even after a syringe at the docs, a week later I'm full.

    Now I just self syringe, as I can't go to the docs all the times, they also don't like doing it and ear wax vacuuming is £100 a time.
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 477
    Thanks for the recommendations for Otex, I will get some on Wednesday. My ears are ready for emptying. 
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 477
    @RoddersUK
    Do you operate in a dusty environment?

    In my  case I use earplugs quite a lot, and pushing them in pushes the wax down the ear canal. Otherwise mine would probably self-clean. 

     My hearing is very sensitive to levels of noise that most people would probably not be troubled by.  Hyperacusis. When a car with a loud exhaust, or an emergency vehicle passes with the sirens on I end up with ear pain.
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 454
    I wouldn't say it's dusty, it's a factory, but no dust is actively produced.
    I've always had it for as long as I can remember.

    If my ears are bad and I put earplugs in, it pushes all the wax down and blocks. So I avoid those.
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 477
    RoddersUK said:
    I wouldn't say it's dusty, it's a factory, but no dust is actively produced.
    I've always had it for as long as I can remember.

    If my ears are bad and I put earplugs in, it pushes all the wax down and blocks. So I avoid those.
    I suppose it is not always possible to know the amount of wax that has built up, until we feel the symptoms. In my case the hearing ability drops and a bit of pain. 
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 477
    Am I the only one seeing adverts appear on here. See screen shot I have just taken. I don't recall seeing this sort of thing previously.

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