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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Debrox (Overview)

Debrox is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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What is debrox?

What is debrox?

Ear wax remover: Debrox is the brand name for carbamoyl peroxide, which is an ear drop for softening up ear wax, and may dissolve some of the wax. If a person has his ear canals plugged up with firm ear wax, he can use a few drops, once a day, for 2-3 days prior to his appointment with his doctor. His primary care doctor will then have a much easier time flushing the wax out with water. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
93 doctors shared insights

Debrox (Overview)

Debrox is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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Is it safe to use debrox every night?

Is it safe to use debrox every night?

No: If you are doing this to prevent or control wax build up in the external ear canals, debrox will eventually produce an irritation and even inflammation of the skin of the ear canal. Wax is important to have and it is protective against bacteria and fungus. The ears should be examined periodically and only if you have a lot of wax, let an ENT doc examine and clean it. ...Read more

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I used debrox and let it sit for 15 minutes and attempted to flush my ear with water, but nothing came out. Should i repeat the process

I used debrox and let it sit for 15 minutes and attempted to flush my ear with water, but nothing came out. Should i repeat the process

Use it longer: Although i never recommend debrox, I do not think that using it once is going to give you much help. First, are you sure you have much wax in your ear canal that requires you to use anything? If you have a hearing loss and think that wax is blocking your ear, i certainly would have this confirmed by an ENT doctor who not only can confirm wax but can safely remove this blockage. ...Read more

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How effective is the ear care debrox drops?

How effective is the ear care debrox drops?

Debrox Otic Solution: Debrox otic solution is effective in dislodging cerumen (wax) from ear canals. However you need to be patient when using debrox and allow that to penetrate deep into the ear canals before you get up and do house chores.Also with some tough ear wax it may take a couple of weeks to work. Still you may have to see your doctor to use the water-pick in your ears. ...Read more

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Can debrox work for otis media?

Can debrox work for otis media?

Carbamide Peroxide: Debrox is an otc that can dissolve ear wax. It won't help otitis media as it only goes to the outer ear. In fact, if it gets in the middle ear it will cause significant pain.
On a side note, hydrogen peroxide works as well as debrox but is much cheaper. ...Read more

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Using carbamide peroxide for several weeks each day any side effects?

Using carbamide peroxide for several weeks each day any side effects?

Look at the package: If you follow the manufacturers recommendations, you might have some sensitivity, but that should go away. I'm not aware of any long term side effects if you follow the manufacturers recommendations. ...Read more

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Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and i still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.

Ear wax stuck in ear? I took a shower last night and i still have some sort of water/wax buildup impairing my hearing in my left ear. I tried dropping rubbing alcohol in it and using an expired tube of debrox, but no luck, yet also no physical pain.

As : As long as you have no history of eardrum perforation, the simplest thing to do is buy a baby bulb syringe, fill it with luke warm water, and self-irrigate the ear in a dependent position. This usually works after the wax has been softened by a cerumenolytic medication (debrox). If this doesn't work have your pcp or ENT physician take a look. ...Read more

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For clogged ears, I used Debrox and Acu-life syringe, and much better hearing. However, I now have constant ringing in one ear (been 2 days). Help!

For clogged ears, I used Debrox and Acu-life syringe, and much better hearing.  However, I now have constant ringing in one ear (been 2 days).  Help!

Swimmer's Ear: You may have some residual fluid in your ear from the Acu-life flushing. Suggest trying an OTC swimmer's ear treatment for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is debrox?

Ear wax remover: Debrox is the brand name for carbamoyl peroxide, which is an ear drop for softening up ear wax, and may dissolve some of the wax. If a person has his ear canals plugged up with firm ear wax, he can use a few drops, once a day, for 2-3 days prior to his appointment with his doctor. His primary care doctor will then have a much easier time flushing the wax out with water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use debrox every night?

No: If you are doing this to prevent or control wax build up in the external ear canals, debrox will eventually produce an irritation and even inflammation of the skin of the ear canal. Wax is important to have and it is protective against bacteria and fungus. The ears should be examined periodically and only if you have a lot of wax, let an ENT doc examine and clean it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for debrox to hurt eardrums?

Is it normal for debrox to hurt eardrums?

It may it may: Debrox should only be used if you have impacted wax. It should not be used as a preventive medicine. If you using this medication daily, the ear canal skin, and outer layer of the ear drum can become inflamed. Wax is beneficial and should not be routinely removed unless it obstructs your hearing or if you feel pressure and fullness in the ear canal. Wax should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What is carbamide peroxide?

What is carbamide peroxide?

Whitening agent: Carbamide peroxide is mainly used as a disinfecting and bleaching agent in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. As a drug, this compound is used in some preparations for the whitening of teeth. ...Read more

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What is carbamide peroxide used for?

Whitening: Carbamide peroxide is one of the more commonly used material for tooth whitening. It may also be found in some over the counter products for canker sores and gum irritation. ...Read more

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Can debrox work for otis media?

Carbamide Peroxide: Debrox is an otc that can dissolve ear wax. It won't help otitis media as it only goes to the outer ear. In fact, if it gets in the middle ear it will cause significant pain.
On a side note, hydrogen peroxide works as well as debrox but is much cheaper. ...Read more

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Is 22 % carbamide peroxide safe?

Is 22 % carbamide peroxide safe?

Yes: That would be abou the same as 7% hydrodgen peroxide which is a normal whitening concentration. There are higher concentrations than that which are used all the time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Debrox allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Debrox allergy?

Otitis Externa: Most person who use Debrox - carbamide peroxide to loosen wax in the ear find it doesn't burn

If you are using it and it causes pain or irritation, it might be because you have some ear infection that is irritated by the product.
You are not supposed to use it if you have an ear infection. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before use 35% carbamide peroxide again?

How long should I wait before use 35% carbamide peroxide again?

6month-1yr: Whitening really only needs to be done 1-2 times a year. You will not likley get much more benefit than that. ...Read more

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What is the % of carbamide peroxide in teeth whitener?

Varies: Every formulation of whitening get has different ingredients. Most common for carbamide peroxide is between 15 and 30%. ...Read more

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Can you use carbamide peroxide on cuts/burns?

Can you use carbamide peroxide on cuts/burns?

Basics of Wound Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use 22 or 35% carbamide peroxide?

Is it safe to use 22 or 35% carbamide peroxide?

Yes: It is the same as hydrodgen peroxide which is a normal whitening chemical but it is about 1/3 the concentration. So you are talking about 7% and about 12%. ...Read more

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Using carbamide peroxide for several weeks each day any side effects?

Look at the package: If you follow the manufacturers recommendations, you might have some sensitivity, but that should go away. I'm not aware of any long term side effects if you follow the manufacturers recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Carbamide Peroxide (Definition)

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