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Cerumol Olive Oil Ear Drops

Cerumol olive oil eardrops are sold as a treatment to remove an excessive build-up of ear wax. It contains extra virgin olive oil which helps to naturally soften the earwax, encouraging it to fall out on its own (usually at night).

As the drops are completely natural, there are no known medication interactions, but it’s a good idea to check with your pharmacist if you’re using any other eardrops at the same time, as it might not be the best time for you to start treatment with Cerumol.

Cerumol can help to relieve symptoms such as earache, loss of hearing and tinnitus amongst others. If you know you have a build-up of ear wax, you should use the drops twice a day for 7 days for best results.

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What are Cerumol olive oil eardrops?

Cerumol olive oil eardrops are a natural solution to a build-up of earwax. It helps to soften and remove excessive earwax, making it easier to hear.

It contains nothing but extra-virgin olive oil, so you can rest assured that there are no drugs in this product. It’s safe to use in pregnancy, and even in children with the advice of a doctor.

What is earwax?

We all need earwax. Contrary to what many people believe, earwax keeps our ears clean and free from germs. It acts as a barrier and protects harmful bacteria from causing havoc in the ear canal. However, sometimes, earwax can build up and start causing problems. This can be uncomfortable and painful and can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Earache
  • Loss of hearing
  • Tinnitus
  • Local itchiness
  • Vertigo
  • Ear infections

Whilst most of the time, earwax is harmless, when it starts to cause these symptoms, it’s best to intervene and remove the build-up.

How do Cerumol olive oil eardrops work?

The olive oil in the ear drops helps to soften the wax, making it easier to fall out of its own accord. This usually happens at night whilst you’re asleep. Sometimes, the build-up can be particularly hard or excessive, meaning that the wax might not completely fall out, but Cerumol olive oil eardrops can be used before a removal procedure to make it easier.

Can I use Cerumol olive oil eardrops if I have an ear infection?

We wouldn’t recommend using the olive oil eardrops if you suspect you have an ear infection. Most ear infections clear up on their own within a few days, or you can visit your doctor to get antibiotics for the type of infection you have. It’s best to wait until your infection has gone before you use cerumol olive oil eardrops.

Can I use Cerumol olive oil eardrops if I have a perforated eardrum?

No. Under no circumstances should you use these drops if your eardrum has burst. You should visit your doctor immediately to get treatment for this condition. Using these ear drops may cause the oil to go further into the ear than what is safe.

How do I use Cerumol olive oil eardrops?

Cerumol olive oil eardrops are easy to use, and can be administered by yourself. Tilt your head so the affected hear is facing the ceiling. You might find this easier to do whilst lying down on your bed.

Use 2 to 3 drops of the olive oil solution, making sure it goes into the ear canal using the dropper. Try to avoid direct contact between the dropper and your skin as this might contaminate the rest of the drops.

Allow a few minutes for the oil to work, so stay lying on your side. You might feel a sense of warmth or tingling as the oil makes its way down the ear canal and into the wax.

You can repeat the process on the other ear if needed, but make sure to wait several minutes before you do so. You can plug the ear that’s already been treated with cotton wool if you need to.

You should use the drops twice a day for seven days. However, if your condition hasn’t improved or has worsened in 5 days, you should contact your GP, as the symptoms might be caused by something else, or the drops might not be working for you and you may need alternative treatment.

What other treatments are available for earwax?

Depending on the severity of your earwax build up, other treatments include:

  • Chemical eardrops. These can help to dissolve the wax rather than just softening it.
  • Ear irrigation. This a process that uses water to flush out the earwax. Although the sensation might be uncomfortable, it shouldn’t be painful
  • Microsuction. A small device is used to suck the wax out of your ear canal.
  • Aural toilet. Whilst this might sound gross, all it means is that a small tool with a hook-shaped end is used to scrape the excess wax from your ears.
  • All of the alternative treatments mentioned above except the chemical eardrops must be carried out by a medical professional such as GP or nurse practitioner. Some GP surgeries on the NHS might not offer these treatments, so it’s best to ring your surgery to find out if any of them are available. If not, there may be private centres nearby where you can pay for earwax removal if Cerumol olive oil eardrops aren’t effective.

    Can I prevent a build-up of earwax?

    Unfortunately, earwax can’t be avoided. It’s something that we all need to keep our ears working properly. There might be an argument for using Cerumol olive oil eardrops semi-regularly to remove any excess wax that’s in the ear canal, but you’re best asking your GP is this is a good idea for you.

    Unfortunately, some people are just prone to experiencing excessive earwax, and some factors for this include:

  • Naturally waxy ears
  • Hairy ear canal
  • Narrow ear canal
  • Being older
  • Using hearing aids or anything else that goes inside your ears (this can push the wax further down into the canal and compact it)
  • If you experience a build-up of earwax frequently that causes you discomfort, talk to your GP about what treatments might be available long-term.

    Can I use Cerumol olive oil eardrops if I’m already using other ear medication?

    You’ll need to check with your doctor or local pharmacist depending on what your other ear medicine is. You might have to refrain from using Cerumol until your other course of ear drops has finished, or you might still be able to use them after waiting a while. If you have any concerns or queries, your local pharmacist will be happy to help.

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