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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: SYRIAN | 2005/12/10

Q.

SHOULD I USE WAXSOL OR NO

DOCTOR ASKED ME TO USE WAXSOL TO REMOVE WAX WHICH IS ON THE DRUM AS DOCTOR SAID< HOWEVER, I HAVE PRIVIOUS HOLE IN THE EAR BEFORE TWO YEARS AND NOW THERE IS NO HOLE , CAN I USE WAXSOL OR IT IS DANGEROUS AS I READ ON THE SLEP OF THE MEDICINE
Date: 10/12/2005

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Syrian

Waxsol is a product used to soften wax in the earcanal. In most cases it is a safe product to use but if you have a perforated eardrum, i would recommend not using it. It is however possible that the perforation might have healed over time and that could be why the doctor recommended using the product. If you are still concerned you can have tests done to confirm that the eardrum is intact. An audiologist and some ENT's could perform such a test. If you don't know of an audiologist in your area, please write to me on my e-mail address and i will gladly refer you (izabelle@widex.co.za).

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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