How to treat ear wax build up

The natural shape of the ear canal makes it difficult to clean, and due to the delicate nature of the ear, cleaning inside the ear using cotton tips or any foreign objects is not recommended. Doing so can increase the chances of a blockage or risk damaging the fragile inner ear. 

If you suspect that you have a blockage caused by excess ear wax, it is advised that you speak to your doctor. They can assist you in treating the symptoms and removing the blockage.

Your doctor may recommend WAXSOL to treat the ear wax. Waxsol is an effective water-based solution used to treat the build up of ear wax. The active ingredient, docusate sodium, helps to soften and break up ear wax.

Treating ear wax build up with Waxsol ear drops 

The best time to administer WAXSOL to the ear is just before bed time.

1. Fill the dropper with Waxsol

2. Tilt your head to one side

3. Gently trickle the Waxsol in your blocked ear until it is full

4. Moisten a cotton wool ball with Waxsol

5. Place the cotton wool ball in the ear to act like a plug. In the morning remove the cotton wool ball. 

6. Repeat steps 1-5 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.