Ears are usually trouble free but from time to time they may become infected or blocked. By far the most common complaint that we come across in the pharmacy is that customers have excess ear wax build up, resulting in temporary deafness. I hasten to add that this is not the only cause of temporary deafness but its certainly the most obvious. If there is no pain, or other symptoms then it is perfectly resonable to try removing any excess wax. We have a variety of drops that can be used for ear wax removal, most of them are oil based but where the ear wax just will not budge then we would recommend Exterol (Urea Hydrogen Peroxide) which fizzes away in the ear to move those hardened areas of ear wax.
Where the ear is infected we would always recommend that the customer visit their GP. Most cases of ear infection need to be dealt with quickly, not just because they are painful but because the ear drum could become ruptured. For minor ear inflammation we would recommend Ear Calm which conatins Acetic Acid.
If you have any questions or would like more information please call the pharmacist on 01260 295701.