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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydrogen Peroxide: It's hydrogen peroxide. It is indeed the stuff used for scrapes and cuts. ...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
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
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