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What is Waxsol
Waxsol ear drop solution is a water-based solution that helps unblock ears clogged by excessive, hardened, or dried ear wax. The solution softens the wax, making it easier to extract with a bulb syringe or be ejected naturally via physiological processes. It takes only two days for Waxsol to clear waxy build up in the ear canal, providing quick relief from blocked ears and muffled hearing. Its active ingredient - docusate sodium - is proven to soften cerumen (ear wax) before syringing by several studies conducted in the subject.
How effective is Waxsol Ear Drop Solution?
While there are several ways to treat excess ear wax, Waxsol is, by far, one of the safest and most effective. Doctors recommend against the regular use of cotton buds, which might push ear wax further into the ear canal, causing it to clump together. Besides, cotton buds can injure the delicate inner ear and cause permanent hearing issues. Waxsol, on the other hand, is a gentle solution containing the active ingredient docusate sodium. It is proven to work on hardened ear wax, moistening it and loosening it without damaging or irritating the ears. Waxsol safely preps hard, clogged ear wax for syringe-based removal in severe blockage cases or natural ejection from the ear. Several studies have confirmed the effectiveness of the active ingredient, making Waxsol a trusted remedy for quick relief from clogged ears.
Can I buy Waxsol Ear Drop Solution online?
Yes, you can buy Waxsol online at Click Pharmacy. The process is quick and easy. Waxsol is an over-the-counter medicine, but it is advisable to book an appointment with your GP and discuss your ideal dosage. You can also book an appointment with Click Pharmacy's doctors, who can help you with the right dosage and rule out the possibility of any underlying ear conditions. You can place an order on Click Pharmacy, and if you order before 3 pm, we ensure delivery the next working day through our Next Day Delivery Service. You simply have to choose the delivery option at the check out stage of the process.
What dose should I choose?
It is best to consult your GP for your ideal dosage. Specialist doctors at Click Pharmacy can also help you with dosage advice. However, the recommended method to use Waxsol is to fill the dropper with the solution, tilt the head to one side, and gently drop the Waxsol solution into the clogged ear. Once the ear feels full of liquid, place a cotton wool plug into the ear to ensure the solution doesn't seep out. Ideally, Waxsol should be used at night before going to bed. At a time, it is advisable to use Waxsol for only two nights. If the problem persists or you develop other problems, consult your doctor or book an appointment with Click Pharmacy specialists. There might be other underlying conditions that need treatment.
How should I take Waxsol Ear Drop Solution?
Waxsol comes with a dropper that makes it easy to use. The recommended usage method prescribes filling the dropper with Waxsol solution and, with a tilted head, dropping the solution into the clogged ear canal. Once the ear canal is saturated with the solution, a cotton wool plug should be gently inserted to stop the liquid from seeping out. It is best to use Waxsol at night, and at a time, use Waxsol for only two nights. If your ear wax problem isn't resolved after two nights, consult your GP.
How does Waxsol Ear Drop Solution work?
When the ear is unable to eject ear wax naturally, it accumulates into a waxy mass and impacts your hearing. Using cotton buds regularly also contributes to this build-up as it pushes ear wax within the ear canal, packing it tightly together into clumps. The active ingredient in Waxsol - docusate sodium - is known to moisten, soften, loosen, and break up clumps of dry, hard ear wax in your ear canal. The water-based solution penetrates the ear wax and disintegrates it for easy removal via syringe or natural ejection. In case you are scheduled for ear wax removal by syringing, your doctor or nurse might ask you to prep your ear wax before the procedure with Waxsol.
How long do I use Waxsol Ear Drop Solution for before I notice a difference?
Waxsol's quick-action formula is designed to provide relief from clogged ears in just two nights of application. Using the solution for more than two nights at a time is not recommended. Ideally, you should feel the difference in two uses, but if your ear wax has become too hard or has been accumulating for a long time, you might need to consult your GP. You can also book an appointment with Click Pharmacy's doctors. If your ears are still clogged after two uses of Waxsol, you might have to get the clogged ear wax removed via syringe. Your doctor will advise the best option for you based on examination.
What are the side effects of Waxsol Ear Drop Solution?
Though Waxsol is an over-the-counter medicine and formulated to be safe and gentle, some users might notice side effects. This is bound to happen, mainly because every individual's body reacts differently to medicines and their ingredients. It is best to use Waxsol as per your GP's advice or as instructed on the product. Do not use it for more than two nights at a time. If you experience any pain in the ear when using Waxsol, discontinue use and consult your doctor immediately. Some people might notice allergic skin reactions that include redness of skin and rash. Though there aren't many documented side effects of Waxsol, please let your doctor know if you notice anything out of the ordinary. Do not use Waxsol if you have any injuries or swelling in the ear canal. This might do more harm and manifest painful, complicated symptoms.
When shouldn't I use Waxsol Ear Drop Solution?
Before using Waxsol, ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients it contains. Every individual's body reacts to medicines and ingredients differently, so it is worth checking this beforehand. Waxsol is meant for external use only. Avoid getting the product in your eyes; consult your doctor in case this happens. Also, Waxsol is not to be used if you have existing issues with the eardrum, such as perforated or burst eardrum. Similarly, if your ears feel sore inside or you notice problems or discharge that indicate infection, do not use Waxsol. Instead, consult your GP immediately.
What Is the difference between Waxsol Ear Drop Solution and other ear drops?
The active ingredient that makes Waxsol so effective is docusate sodium. Several studies have been conducted to assess the efficacy of cerumen (ear wax) softening agents - docusate sodium seems to present itself as the ideal candidate. These studies also analysed the effect of olive oil, sodium bicarbonate, para-dichlorobenzene, hydrogen peroxide, and triethanolamine polypeptide on cerumen before syringing. While most have varying degrees of impact in softening the ear wax, docusate sodium is by far the most effective while not causing any damage or irritation to the ear. Also, with home remedies like olive oil, the user is likely to make ear wax too sludgy, making it harder to remove. Additionally, the olive oil being used might not be sterile and cause unwanted infections. In comparison, Waxsol is not only safe and gentle to use but also proven to provide relief quickly and effectively.
What are Waxsol Ear Drops used for?
Waxsol Ear Drops are used to help soften and remove earwax which may be causing blockage in the ears.
Can I remove ear wax after using Waxsol Ear Drops?
After using Waxsol Ear Drops you are likely to notice ear wax softening and falling out. It is vital that you do not try to remove the ear wax yourself, you should always let the wax fall out itself.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Waxsol Ear Drops?
You should not use Waxsol Ear Drops if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Can I use other medicines while using Waxsol Ear Drops?
Although it is often safe to combine other medicines with Waxsol Ear Drops, it is advised to consult with a doctor or pharmacist before doing so. This is to ensure the products do not interfere with one another and cause unwanted side effects.
How should store Waxsol Ear Drops?
You should store Waxsol Ear Drops in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
When should I use Waxsol Ear Drops?
It is recommended to use Waxsol Ear Drops at night before going to sleep.
Who should not use Waxsol Ear Drops?
You should not use Waxsol Ear Drops if you have any of the following:
- Trying to get pregnant
- Think you may be pregnant
- Perforated eardrum
- Ear infection
- A sore ear
Can children use Waxsol Ear Drops?
Waxsol Ear Drops is suitable for use by adults and children over the age of 12 years old. However a doctor may prescribe these ear drops for children under the age of 12 where necessary.
Like all medicines, after using Waxsol Ear Drops you may experience a number of different side effects. It is important to note that not everyone experiences the same side effects. Possible side effects include the following:
If any of these side effects worsen you should stop using Waxsol Ear Drops immediately and seek medical advice as soon as possible.