Waxsol is an effective water-based solution used to treat the build-up of ear wax in the ear canal. Waxsol droplets are non-abrasive and soften the ear wax making it easier to remove naturally.
Waxsol's active ingredient is docusate sodium, a surface agent that allows water to target the source of the ear wax build up, helping to loosen the ear wax that has become hard.Just two continuous applications of Waxsol over two nights may be enough to removal all symptoms of the blockage and reduce the need to syringe the ear. Waxsol is safe to use on children over 12 years of age, elderly people, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
Also known as cerumen, ear wax is an oily substance produced by the skin lining of the ear canal and is believed to protect the sensitive inner ear from foreign objects such as dust or microorganisms.
The ear naturally expels cerumen through the movement of the jaw, in actions such as talking and chewing; however, some people produce more ear wax than others. When this happens, an excess or even blockage of cerumen can occur in the ear leading to some irritating and sometimes painful symptoms.
Other excessive ear wax causes include attempting to clean the ear with cotton swabs or a finger. Indeed, many people don’t realise that the shape of the ear canal makes it difficult to manually clean and inserting a foreign object into the ear is not recommended as it can push the wax further into the ear causing a blockage.
Likewise, you are also more likely to experience excess ear wax if you regularly use hearing aids or headphones.
Occasionally, ear wax can build and harden in the ear canal, causing problems if not effectively treated. Some symptoms include:
- Temporary hearing loss
- Ear ache
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
Luckily, ear wax build up can be easily and effectively treated with a couple of doses of Waxsol.
- If you experience any of the below symptoms, the ear could be infected so see your doctor immediately:
- Sharp pain in the ear
- A discharge from the ear
- An odour coming from the ear
- Continued hearing loss
The best time to administer Waxsol to the ear is just before bed time.
1. Ensure that the ear is not inflamed or the ear drum perforated
2. Before going to bed, tilt the head and fill the ear canal with the Waxsol solution, using the dropper
3. Place a cotton wool plug, moistened with Waxsol in the ear
In the morning, remove the plug
4. Repeat steps 1 to 4 on the second night.
Just two applications of Waxsol’s water-based, docusate sodium solution may be enough to soften and safely remove the ear wax, without the need for ear syringing. Discontinue using Waxsol if discomfort and problems persist. Speak to your doctor for further advice.