Medical Conditions

Ear wax

Ear wax is produced by the glands in the skin lining the ear canal.  Its purpose appears to be protective.  Occasionally, ear wax can build up and harden in the ear canal causing problems if not removed.  Excessive amounts of hardened ear wax may cause poor hearing, ringing in the ears or ear ache.

The shape of the ear canal makes it difficult to clean.  Ears are delicate, cotton buds and other instruments should not be used to clear ear wax from within the ear canal. 

Waxsol is used to help remove ear wax in people over 12 years of age by softening and breaking up the wax within the ear.  Waxsol contains a mild emulsifier which penetrates and helps to disperse ear wax when applied to the ear via a dropper.