Suggest treatment for persistent wax formation in the ear
Use Debrox (carbamide peroxide) drops to soften, then rinse.
Sorry you are having this problem. I'd recommend not trying to dig (or drill) the wax out as it can irritate the ear canal and sometimes make the wax lodge in further.
Better way is to soften the wax using carbamide drops (Such as Debrox) and then wash the ear with warm water. You can repeat this several times for up to 3 days, providing the ear isn't getting irritated.
There are over the counter (non-prescription) ear wax treatment kits that include both the wax softening drops and a bulb syringe that you can use for irrigating with warm water.
If your left ear hurts from the digging, then consider skipping the Debrox and drip in some unscented pure mineral oil to soften the wax, and go to the doctor for irrigation. I know you want to avoid an appointment, but I want to make sure the pain isn't from an infection in the ear canal.
If you think the discomfort is from impacted wax and not irritation/infection of the canal lining, and it isn't hurting too much, then go ahead with the Debrox. If no luck with resolution after 3 days, then do go in to the doctor or urgent care clinic.
One way to tell ear canal irritation/infection from ear wax problem is that an infection of the canal will hurt A LOT. Ear wax on the other hand just feels sort of stuffy.
I hope this information helps. If I can provide further information or clarification, please let me know.
Some Debrox Earwax Removal Kit has a bulb syringe.
Debrox comes in different forms but if you get the "Debrox Earwax Removal Kit", it has a bulb syringe. There is a picture of the drops and the bulb syringe on the box.
But please - NO MORE DIGGING! It is not recommended, and can harm your ear canal which can become infected. It can also push the wax in further. If you need manual extraction of the wax, it is best for a doctor to do this who can have a look in your ear with an otoscope to see what is going on.
The bulb syringe is safe.
It is ok to put the bulb syringe gently in your ear and irrigate with warm water after using the Debrox and waiting for the specified time.
But don't use anything else in it. What I am recommending is not digging in it. The Debrox and water will help wash out the wax gently.
Debrox can be used either way.
You can use Debrox either way:
If you don't think the wax is excessively hard or built up, you can just use the Debrox and immediately afterwards, irrigate with warm water.
If earwax build up is a significant problem, use the Debrox - about 10 drops, twice a day for 3-4 days without irrigating; and then on the 4th day irrigate the ear. Using the Debrox for 3-4 days without irrigating will allow the wax to soften maximally. This should take care of your problem. But if for some reason you are still having problems after 4 days, then do go in and get your ear checked as there may be a problem other than ear wax.
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