Audisol Ear Wax Remover 15ml $2.50 (Was $10) @ Woolworths

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Ingredients
Oleum Europa, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oill, Saw Palmeto Extract, Phytosterol Complex, Bisabolol, Spearmint Oil
Allergen
Sesame
Directions
Spray 1-2 puffs in each ear 3 times a day until the wax dissolves.

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Comments

  • Go do an ear toilet for free (medicare covers), feels good too

    • wa da?! seriously? where do you find those? is it like a clinic where they only clean your ears?

      • GP should have it. Ask for the doc to syringe your ear.

        • They will tell you to go away first and use drops to soften. Its dangerous to squirt it without doing it first. Then when you come back they will look in your ear again and might not even need the syringe.

          • @wanderlei: It shouldn't actually be that dangerous to squirt without wax softeners - it's just unlikely to be as effective at removing a wax plug

            Something doctors will hate: i've had my ears syringed/irrigated before (using the old-school syringe method, and also the new water pump devices) and know what level water pressure will remove wax without injuring my ear, so now I just do it myself by changing the water pressure of my shower head (you know those shower heads that have the soft, medium, and hard jet pressures?)

            (but i do still think it makes sense to soften ear wax first before you try to remove big plugs)

            • @fleetfeather: It's not just the pressure you have to avoid spraying directly onto the ear drum. I use a bulb syringe to squirt tepid water into my ears and as long as you use it to spray the sides on an angle and not straight in then you should be ok. My son prefers these spray wax removers (different brand), and it seems to work well.

              • @bigpallooka: Why can't you spray directly onto the tympanic membrane, if the pressure is controlled and not excessive?

                • @fleetfeather: I guess if you think you can dislodge wax that way and aren't worried about damage then go ahead. My personal experience and the advice given to me by the chemist, my GP and the instructions on the box all say don't spray directly onto the membrane as it is obviously very delicate, easy to damage or just cause pain. This delicacy is also the reason that cotton buds and other instruments are to be avoided as well as the fact they compact the wax which only makes it harder to dislodge.

                  • @bigpallooka: An ex-GF of mine had a big build up of wax and had it syringed out and she said it was an extremely unpleasant sensation. like being dumped by a wave at the beach.

                    the lump that came out was about the size of a pea and had furball of her hair embedded in it.

                    then she found out what it was like to be dumped by her boyfriend at the doctors office carpark.

      • I went to a medical center in Parramatta (like half a decade ago) and they had a water jet system that is design specifically for this treatment.

        It looks like this https://www.racgp.org.au/download/3126717/ear2.jpg

        It's an expensive bit of equipment so not all centers will have one, if lacking one they'll irrigate your ears manually just using a big ear syringe.

  • It's worth a try for $2.50, however I've found that simply using a shower head and "irrigating" your ears with some warm water can help to soften your ear wax just as easily (and it's a free method).

    There's really no 'active' ingredient in this that dissolves wax. It's really just vegetable / sesame oil, even smells faintly like it too :P

    If you have compacted earwax it's best to just visit the GP straight away for aural toileting.

    The Audisol ear irrigation products (both the oil and water spray) are not effective at clearing wax and I'd rate this much lower than Cerumol

  • +3 votes

    This one doesnt work as well as Ear Clear. In fact, this one makes my ear itchy.

    • I concur :)

    • Thanks for the advice. Maybe that's why it's on special I'll pass it onto my son who was going to buy this as it's cheaper. Probably better to stick with Ear Clear as it works for him, and he uses it every few months.

  • Ear picker from Daisy works well too

    If you have hard ear wax

  • +5 votes

    Just use olive oil.

  • This has worked for me and I might pick it up again for such a low price tbh.

  • Its much more satisfying to get an otoscope usb camera and go in there with a tool to get it out!

    • Don't know why you got downvoted. Your comment seems logical to me. There are even cordless ones these days

    • Yep, just have to learn how to use them… I used mine a few times and always had to guess the direction. The problem was I didn't orient the camera before using it in my ear.

  • Sounds like a good deal.

  • +10 votes

    Drops like this only make it worse for me, only ear irrigation via ear syringe fixes wax build up in my case.

    I get ear wax build up that gets problematic every 18 months. For first 4-5 times I would go to gp who made me get ear clear liquid drops or similar brand put in - same result every time, didn't work just made me lose hearing worse (via temporary 'waterlogging' from the drops mixing with the wax) in whichever ear I put the drops into.
    I would dutifully go through however many days the ear clear was prescribed for, then each time would go back after days of annoyingly impaired hearing due to said drops, and gp would then finally offer to do the ear irrigation. This instantly worked every time! So then I started trying to make the gp skip the liquid drops phase and just do the procedure only, worked just as good without the days of mess and hearing loss.

    Eventually I learned that many gp were crap at the procedure and I was sick of the hit and miss with various gp. I already had a feel for how it went so tried it myself using this. Found it so easy to do at home and have done it myself 4 times now with great results.

    …Well haven't I just waxed lyrical.

    • Great! I've had it done at the GP and looks like I no longer have to now.

    • The problem is that if you don't do the ear washing technique well, or if it's done too vigorously or too often in close succession, you have a risk of bursting the ear drum. That's why doctors, who might also be crap at doing it, are wary.

      I used to take a disability client to the doctor for an ear bath and the doctor would only do it after 3-4 days of drops because it significantly softens the wax and means less pressure on the ear drum, less risk of damage, and better results.

      Possibly drops followed by the syringe or hot water in the shower (see above comments) would work well.

      • agreed, the procedure does have to be taken seriously, one has to do the irrigation as gently as possible, following directions on the label, and only when necessary (in my case once every 18months, or whenever i get the 'waterlogged' hearing issue from too much wax). Doctors avoid the procedure if at all possible and that makes sense as always better to do less invasive treatments, but unfortunately it's the only thing that works for me. reason i started doing it myself is that some doctors were NOT gentle and i came out with temporary but bad ear pain afterwards. You have greater control over how gentle you are with this yourself i feel. of course if you have a good doctor then that would be best, but it's also annoying having to wait/book in for this sort of thing if you have hearing impacts from wax build up at the time, handy being able to do at home if you are familiar with the symptoms and know it's just wax build up. drops at home an hr or two beforehand may make the syringe/shower part easier - the main issue for me was with waiting for days between having the drops in and getting the syringe done - needless days of no hearing!

    • Exactly the same here. I gave up going to the doctor after I realised I could do it myself with a syringe. My god the stuff that comes out!!

  • these are an absolute godsend to people who ooze earwax
    just dont go too deep as stimulating too deep seems to make the ear weep

    • I believe Asians use these a lot, but my audiologist friend says don't poke anything in your ear apart from your fingers, not even cotton buds. Better to use drops and hot water.

      • I've tried drops. The wax just accumulated to the point of blockage again. Went to a doctor who looked inside and said it's fine. Went to another doctor who cleared it out with those big syringes. Have tried to self irrigate but couldn't do it by myself. Eventually tried the stick and haven't looked back. I make sure not to go too deep

  • Wouldn't need this if you'd managed to catch that deal on the hose bidet/squirty bum gun. Turn the tap on full and do both ears at the same time!

  • Seeing this deal makes me want to binge watch ear wax extraction videos. The satisfaction!

  • The more you stick your finger in your ear the more earwax you’ll produce and you also push it further in. So leave your poor ears alone and let nature do it’s work. It will fall out on its own.

  • anyone got any recommendations with people using grommets? (had grommets the past 25yrs) ears been blocked for awhile now :( local GP told me to go to a specialist trying to avoid that cost me around $200 to see that bloke last time

  • Hydrogen Peroxide.
    Only do it when necessary.
    Warm water may work as well but the bubbling peroxide makes it feel like it is doing a better job.

    https://www.healthline.com/health/ear-wax-removal-hydrogen-p...

  • Find anytime i use these types of products my body thinks its fighting off something and i end up getting a cold.

  • Ear wax is normal and helps keep your ear clean and safe. There's no reason to do invasive things like an ear flush to get rid of it unless it's built up so much it's causing problems with your hearing.

  • Is this good for Boomers who don't listen?

  • Ear suctioning is much better than irrigation.

    • Agree - microsuction is safer, more effective and can be far more pleasant.
      Difficulty is finding a GP/medical centre that has the (~$7k) equipment and offers the service bulk-billed or at a reasonable cost. Try contacting your local Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon's rooms, they'll usually offer it as a service but might also know which GPs in the nearby area also do.

  • I've got two ears. Do I need to buy two packs?

  • I've found that a visit to my local Eye and Ear hospital is the best option. You'll have an expert clean your precious ears unlike most GP's.
    Prepare for a long wait in the emergency department.

  • Bobbypin works too

  • I used to go to an Audiologist who charged around $70 to suck it out.
    Then I bought my own pulsating setup like the Doctors use, works well.

  • Vietnamese ear picking for the win.. grab a massage after as well

  • If you want to see what’s going on in there, get this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TESLONG-4-3mm-Otoscope-Inspectio...
    I just bought this and it is very handy.

  • I once underwent 'wax management' with an audiologist who had a long otoscope with a camera and a scraper attachment. You'd sit and watch as she gently scraped the wax out - it was like watching someone play a weird FPS - and I got a before & after pic to take home. I probably could have achieved the same with drops & syringe, but this guk was packed in pretty tight, and it was a fascinating experience.