My son and I have always had issues with earwax. I remember trips to the doctor when I was small getting my ears cleaned out using a super terrifying method, that thankfully, I do not believe is still in practice today…whew. Recently, I was informed that my son desperately needed his ears cleaned out, but this posed a problem. My son is extremely sensitive and has quite the struggle allowing people he isn’t familiar with anywhere near his personal space. He struggles with several issues that makes what seem like simple procedures to others, quite a struggle.
Once I discovered that Wax-Rx offers a product that literally is exactly like the new and improved wax removal method from the doctors office ( I even checked out youtube videos to see what doctors were currently using ) for home use, I was ecstatic! This definitely seemed like a great option for solving our problems, and getting him the relief that his ears needed. The only questions that remained, were would he allow me to use the product and would this be comfortable enough of an experience for him to cooperate throughout the process.
In the video below, you can see our experience ( though it is sped up for your viewing convenience, so it looks like I am being a bit abrupt with him, rest assured, I am not ), though he was a little freaked out at first, you can see throughout the video, he is at ease and quite comfortable. He is even giggling during certain points. Amazingly, he proclaimed that this was NOT a bothersome experience at all, but actually a little fun with all of the tickling—which is how he described the feeling.
As you can see in the video, there was a flood of TONS of earwax that was removed! EW! And that after removing the wax, we conditioned the ears to prevent infection. Please check out the video to see exactly how amazing this process worked out for us.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Ear Cleaning
If your ears become clogged with wax:
DON’T use Q-tips, or other objects such as ear picks to remove wax. These can be dangerous and push wax further in.
DON’T use Ear Candles. Scores of internet videos have demonstrated that ear candling is not only a hoax, but can lead to serious burns.
DO visit your medical professional prior to washing your ears if you suspect you have an infection or injury to your ear drum. [Severe pain or the presence of blood or pus can be signs of infection or rupture.] But, if you are SURE your symptoms are caused by built up ear wax and you do NOT have ear tubes in place:
DO wash your ears using the same method medical Professionals use.
The Professionals’ Preferred Method of Ear Cleaning According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, irrigation is the preferred method to safely clean ears, using 3 simple steps:
1. Pre-soften ear wax with wax softening drops
2. Wash ears with very warm water
3. Re-acidify the ear to prevent infection after cleaning
One product, the Wax-Rx pH Conditioned Ear Wash System, contains everything you need for each of these 3 steps in one convenient home use kit. Preventing Wax Impaction Of course, it’s great to be able to clear ear wax impaction when it occurs, but, if you find you experience chronic ear wax build up, you can prevent impaction with a regular ear washing routine.
Irrigate your ears every 6-12 weeks using the 3 step method
The Wax-Rx pH Conditioned Ear Wash System contains everything you need to prevent ear wax build up at home.