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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?

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?

Settles down: Expired medications rarely cause any problems. You may be experiencing something else. Have your doctor take a look if it persists. Straight water irrigation of the ear not a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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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

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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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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?

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?

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

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If I putting ciprodex and after an hour can I use debrox earwax removal?

If I putting ciprodex and after an hour can I use debrox earwax removal?

Not necessary: Ciprodex is an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory ear drop for an infection in the ear canal, usually swimmers ear, and will in itself, soften cerumen. Diluting it with debrox, a wax softener may decrease the possibility of treating the ear canal infection efficiently. ...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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% carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

% carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

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

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How do I use carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

How do I use carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

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

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When does your ear become unclogged after taking debrox?

When does your ear become unclogged after taking debrox?

Ear: Good question. The debrox actually makes the ear more clogged. The OTC earwax methods don't really work so suggest you see your doctor or an ENT to have the wax removed ...Read more

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If you use debrox should you see the wax come out of your ears?

If irrigate after: Then yes, usually see a chunk or two come out. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use an ear flushing syringe after debrox drops to unclog them?

As provided at pharm: Remember, "never stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear! " if the irrigation syringe is that provided with an ear wax removal kit recommended by your pharmacist, should be ok. ...Read more

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Could the use of 10% carbamide peroxide (nightguard bleaching) cause any damages to health (because of it can be ingested)?

2 issues: Do not ingest or inhale 10% carbamide peroxide, ORIGINALLY NAMED UREA PEROXIDE.. ....other issue is that such bleaching could cause tooth/dentin/cementum sensitvity. ...Read more

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