Otex Ear Drops - 8ml
Otex Ear Drops are the UK's best-selling treatment for ear wax. This website is designed to give you all the information you need about ear wax and, most importantly, advice on how you can treat the problem.
Having uncomfortable blocked ears, difficulty hearing or earache due to excessive ear wax can be easy to treat at home, without having to visit the doctor.
Otex Ear Drops are an easy way to treat ear wax. In fact, they are clinically proven to clear wax effectively and reduce the need for syringing.
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How Otex Works
Otex is a dual-action ear wax treatment that works in two ways:
- by softening any hard build-up of ear wax
- by breaking the ear wax down into small pieces, so that they can be lost from the ear more easily
Otex contains urea hydrogen peroxide, which reacts with moisture in the ear wax to release oxygen. The bubbles of oxygen help to break up the wax, while the remaining urea and glycerol soften any hardened wax so it can be shed naturally from the ear.
Otex's special formulation is clinically proven to reduce the need for syringing.
To use Otex: simply squeeze up to 5 drops into the ear, then wipe away any surplus.
This procedure should be repeated once or twice daily while your symptoms clear.
Treatment usually takes 3-4 days, after which you should notice an improvement and a reduction in ear discomfort.
Problem Ear Wax
Ear wax is important for keeping our ears clean and healthy. It's produced naturally by tiny glands in the ear canal, and normally forms a thin film to help keep the ears clean and protect against infection.
Problems arise when the ear produces too much wax, which can build up and harden in the ear. This can make your ears feel blocked and uncomfortable and sometimes cause difficulty in hearing.
In severe cases, the ear canal can become painful, with temporary hearing loss, dizziness and loss of balance as a result. Sometimes, in this case, syringing by your GP or practice nurse may be necessary.
Anyone can suffer from problem ear wax, but its more common among people aged 40+. The good news is that it's usually simple and painless to treat, and is certainly nothing to worry about.
Treating Problem Ear Wax
When your ears feel waxy or blocked, don't reach for cotton buds; this will only make the condition worse by impacting and pushing the wax further in. Using cotton buds may also cause serious damage to the ear.
If you have never suffered with hardened ear wax before, it's a good idea to seek medical advice first. A doctor will be able to look into the ear to see if hardened ear wax is present. At this stage, using special ear wax removing drops may be appropriate.