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What are the treatment options for wax impacted in ears when not relieved from demorex and peroxide?

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I have wax impacted in both of my ears. I'm sure it's from my wearing hearing aids. My ear, nose & throat Dr. tried to remove it but the pain was ungodly. He suggested demorex & peroxide and after 10 days, (twice a day) the results were negligible at best. Do I have any other options?
Posted Mon, 23 Dec 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Abhishek Sharma 1 hour later
Brief Answer: increase the frequency of drops Detailed Answer: Hello, First of all the number of drops you are putting is i suppose very less . It should be 5-6 drops 4-5 times a day for 5 days (5 days is enough , but the frequency and amount should be more ) . Then only the wax will get softened up . sometimes the wax is removed in steps , like in two sittings . The wax removal can be done under microscope. Under vision if done is quite safe and pain less. Secondly , there can be other ways like syringing , in which a jet of water is given in the ear under vision and the wax does comes out very easily and in a painless way.But the prerequisite for this method is that there should have been no perforation in the ear drum and you do not have any vertigo problem. In doubt do reply
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Follow-up: What are the treatment options for wax impacted in ears when not relieved from demorex and peroxide? 46 hours later
Answered by Dr. Abhishek Sharma 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Yes it can be used Detailed Answer: Hello, Yes any ear drops which are meant for wax removal. I prescribe wax ear drops , not Hydrogen peroxide ,like SOLIWAX ear drops which contains-- paradichlorobenzene, benzocaine, chlorbutol, turpentine oil, butylated hydroxyanisole. Hydrogen peroxide drops will also do. In doubt do reply
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