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Without noticing, I used expired Debrox. My ear started burning so I flushed them out with water, but one of them is ringing. What should I do?
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
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
Debrox: Yes, that should cause you no problem ...Read more
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
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
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
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
How many days should I use Debrox for? I used it for ~5 days (2x/day) but then had to cancel my appt for earwax removal last minute, and went 2 days without putting it. I want to start using it again prior to my next appt so the removal doesn't hurt, but
1week: 1 week of retreatment should prepare your ears for syringing. All the best. ...Read more
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
No: Contraindicated. Don't do it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Bleach & desensitize: Carbamide peroxide (5% to 35%) breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and urea and it is the hp that bleaches, whitens and deco lorises the tooth when it breaks down to water and oxygen. This can leave teeth sensitive to hot and cold and remineralizing agents can seal the tiny pores in the tooth and root that were opened during bleaching and reduce sensitivity. ...Read more
Bleach & desensitize: Carbamide peroxide breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and urea and it is the hp that bleaches, whitens and deco lorises the tooth when it breaks down to water and oxygen. This can leave teeth sensitive to hot and cold and remineralizing agents can seal the tiny pores in the tooth and root that were opened during bleaching and reduce sensitivity. ...Read more
If irrigate after: Then yes, usually see a chunk or two come out. ...Read more
Could the use of 10% carbamide peroxide (nightguard bleaching) cause any damages to health (because of it can be ingested)?
I had this clogged feeling after my earwax was removed @ docs. I thought I still had earwax so I used debrox. Nothin happened. Still clogged.
Truly...: It is best to be examined, and do not worry, it is likely a minor issue ...Read more