To use Debrox, place five to 10 drops directly from the bottle into the ear. Keep the head tilted for 15 to 30 minutes to allow the product time to dissolve the buildup, then tip the ear downward to release the solution and debris, according to the Debrox website.
Users may hear a crackling noise as the foam releases bubbles, but it should not be uncomfortable, states Debrox. If pain is experienced, seek professional medical care. If the impaction remains in the ear canal, a bulb ear syringe can be used to irrigate the ear with warm water to dislodge the blockage. Debrox is available as a kit that come with a bulb ear syringe. Debrox drops can be used twice daily for up to four days.
Most people reach for a cotton swab to clean their ears, but this practice can actually push earwax and other debris deeper into the ear canal, reports Debrox. Excessive earwax can cause a buildup or even a hard blockage that can impact hearing, balance and the health of the eardrum. Debrox safely and quickly dissolves earwax and debris using the active ingredient carbamide peroxide, which produces a foaming action when it comes in contact with oxygen inside the ear canal.