Ear Wax

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:58 am

can't resist this : it may help if you change name to 'outsider' ...

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:59 am

seriously i think any gp can do that, can also buy some ear drop to soften / loosen it to come out
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Re: Ear Wax

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:07 pm

Not eardrops but OLIVE OIL that is usually used to loosen the earwax.

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby toddles » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:14 pm

Can get such eardrops from Unity or Guardian. Off the shelf. that's what my PD recommends for v young kids too. they are usually made with peanut oil or something. o.O

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby bebebub » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:25 pm

Tropex, available from Guardian, does the trick for my dd. Cheap n effective. All it takes is a few drops to soften the wax.

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:02 pm

insider wrote:
bebebub wrote:Tropex, available from Guardian, does the trick for my dd. Cheap n effective. All it takes is a few drops to soften the wax.


May I know after you dripped in the oil, how does the wax flow out huh?


can use cotton bud to clean once the wax has softened/melted, sometimes tilt the head one side and 'tap tap' can also drop out .... got gold !

I remember the brand - Tropex !

advice : don't wait till can't hear then do it :rotflmao:
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Re: Ear Wax

Postby bebebub » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:12 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
insider wrote:
bebebub wrote:Tropex, available from Guardian, does the trick for my dd. Cheap n effective. All it takes is a few drops to soften the wax.


May I know after you dripped in the oil, how does the wax flow out huh?


can use cotton bud to clean once the wax has softened/melted, sometimes tilt the head one side and 'tap tap' can also drop out .... got gold !

I remember the brand - Tropex !

advice : don't wait till can't hear then do it :rotflmao:

If a child has this recurring problem, dr said Tropex can be used as a preventive measure (maybe once a month?) You may wish to verify this advice with the pharmacist on duty.

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:41 am

insider wrote:thanks both.

for ears, I dare not do it on own coz worry about infection if not done properly.

when he did his first flushing when he was young, i saw the amount of 'clog' inside that was so scary and that further makes me having no confidence to clean it as well...


that's accumulated during his 9-mth in the womb...kinda dark brown. Think there's a name for that stuff. for some, it will come out automatically, while others may need the flushing.

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby SAHM_TAN » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:38 pm

Hi insider,

My DS had both his ears "flushed" the first time a few months back (he's 4 yos). Initially we went to another doc and she gave him Tropex but after the first lump came out, it did not work for the rest.

We did not know how much was stuck in there till we went to our regular GP. After the wash, he was so happy, plus his behaviour also changed for the better in school. The amount of wax must have blocked his hearing too much that he could not understand what was being taught or he was using too much energy to listen to what the teachers were teaching that he became irritated after some time.

Our GP is in Chinatown pt, if you still need the infor, I can PM you.

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Re: Ear Wax

Postby SAHM_TAN » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:45 pm

insider wrote:
SAHM_TAN wrote:Hi insider,
We did not know how much was stuck in there till we went to our regular GP. After the wash, he was so happy, plus his behaviour also changed for the better in school. The amount of wax must have blocked his hearing too much that he could not understand what was being taught or he was using too much energy to listen to what the teachers were teaching that he became irritated after some time.

Our GP is in Chinatown pt, if you still need the infor, I can PM you.


Hi SAHM_ TAN,

have PM you.

Yes, my elder son also showed marked behavioural change after his first ear flush when he was young (no longer "huh?"" so often, speaks softer, more confident when answering, etc). I don't know how he actually felt but probably the effect will be similar to we have the 'clear' hearing feeling after we 'unblocked' our ear when water got into it...(and it must be very uncomfortable if the blocked feeling were to stay there for days and weeks and months and a child can't really verbalise.)


ya, I think for him, his hearing could have been blocked for some time. We only managed to find out when he had fever and the doc checked his ear for infection. I felt so guilty thinking of the times I scolded him becos he did not listen. When in fact he could not have heard our instructions clearly.

The P also felt that he probably was acting up becos of the blocked hearing.

Initially I was going to send him for testing becos his speech was a bit slow and prounciation was not accurate. But the spcialist that I spoke to and teachers asked me to wait, since at that time he was 3yos and becos he's a boy, they felt that I should not compare his progress with my DD1. In a way, lucky he had the fever or else he would be "wronged" for a longer period of time. Now he even started to read, earlier than his sis hahaha

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