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NeilMed Clearcanal Ear Wax Removal, 6 Ounce
Style Name: Ear Wax Removal KitChange
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2013
First of all, let's get something straight (and feel free to Google the heck out of this to verify it). Nobody should be routinely cleaning out their ears. Your ears function almost perfectly on their own, and earwax isn't dirt or infectious waste, it's something your ears create to prevent infection and even balance ear pressure and your equilibrium. It's a high tech system that regulates itself and, in almost all cases, doesn't need tweaking or cleaning.

That being said, every once in a while some of us legitimately have ear wax build up that is either giving you tinnitus or muffling your hearing. This actually isn't normal, and the first time it happens you should see an otolaryngologist (ear/nose/throat doc). If the verdict is that you simply need a good ole' ear cleaning, then the doctor will certainly do it for you and tell you that you can do it at home if it happens again in the distant future. That's where this product comes in...

I make a living in pro-audio, so my ears are REALLY important to me. About once a year, at some point in the winter and usually after a nasty cold, my left ear produces a ringing sound and my hearing is muffled. Over the years I've tried a few different brands, and NeilMed Clearcanal easily takes the cake. The ingredients are the same for all products of this class, but the spray bottle is really what makes it worth the extra buck. Sucking water into an ear cleaner and spraying it in over and over after using a peroxide softener is a messy pain in the butt. This thing has a nice little patented nozzle that sprays out the loose wax like you're washing the undercarriage of a car. It's super uncomfortable, disgusting, and may even make you feel dizzy or sick for a moment, but it is by far the fastest and most effective product in its class.

A bonus tip: Spraying things into your ear sometimes causes vertigo, and sometimes it is severe. This is caused a bit by the change in pressure, but a lot by the change in temperature. So if you're storing this bottle and can in your frigid bathroom and spray it directly onto your 98.6F vestibular nerve, hang on tight. I personally recommend making a little hot bath for the can/bottle and letting them warm up for 20 minutes. Even if you've never experienced vertigo from this, it'll be a lot more comfortable anyway.

It's really hard to get an idea if this is a quality product online because:

A. People are using it 3 times a week for no reason (and potentially damaging their ears).
B. People are using it because they have ear pressure or hearing changes for reasons that have nothing to do with wax build up.

So again, you shouldn't be using this more than once a year. And $10-$15 isn't a lot to ask with that frequency, especially since you can get about 5 good cleanings out of the kit. And again-again, you should NOT be using this product without seeing an ear doc first to verify what the problem is and why it is occurring.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2012
My doctor recommended this product for ear wax that was too deep in my ear to clean with Q-tips. It took two tries to fully clean out the blockage I had, and was relatively easy to do.

I did have a problem with the carbamide peroxide bubbling too much and overflowing from my ear, thus leaking down my neck and onto my clothes. I think putting the earplug in actually helped to push the liquid out of my ear, so I think if I have to use this again I'll try just keeping my head tilted and skipping the earplug. The cup apparatus did a good job of catching the rinsing solution, no spillage or problems.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2013
Earwax blockage, congestion or ear drum damage? That was the question I was asking myself when I lost almost all my hearing in my left ear after waking up. It was driving me nuts and I spent the whole day googling possible causes. I couldn't take it. I'm 30 years old and this never happened before in my life.

I figured it was most likely an earwax blockage because:
- I had no ear pain
- I wasn't sick
- I use q-tips
- when I tried to "pop" my ears it didn't hurt, just felt blocked

I bought this stuff, followed the instructions and after 1 use I could tell my hearing was getting better. I did it a second time but this time I held down the cleaner for a little bit longer and all of a sudden BAM I was able to hear perfectly. I looked into catch tray and i saw two big balls of wax. Thank goodness for this stuff, I will never take my hearing for granted again!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2014
Up to the standard I've come to expect from Neilmed. Great product and is very easy to use. Good value.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2013
I like it a lot. A little difficult to use with one hand, So I recommend someone else doing it for you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I was not impressed with this product. I use NeilMed's sinus rinse daily during the pollen season, and I like it very much, so I thought I'd try this. I was not impressed. It did not remove any wax from my ears. When I went to my ear doctor a few weeks later, there WAS wax present, which he removed.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Easy to use, I've had a hearing problem for years and thought I would never hear correctly again. I started this regime of regular cleaning and my hearing is coming back.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2014
I've used Neilmed products ever since having sinus surgery & my doc recommended the Neilmed nasal rinse. Now, I also use this Ear Wax removal product to keep my ears feeling good. Neilmed is wonderful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2015
I wanted to give a very honest review for this product so I used it twice in 6 months, ordered it twice and here is my review.
My wife has ears that clog with wax every few months...she would go to the ear doctor and pay for her to flush out the wax..
I used this product and I must say very good by design...what?
Yes by design of the the nozzle on the large can of water you point the nozzle in the ear, press it and the water spray does not shoot in towards the eardrum but rather, it shoots toward the outside of the ear...it flushes all that wax that was softened by the small bottle of fluid that makes the wax soft and unattached from the inner ear.
It keeps the ears in plugged with wax for six months...ps Qtips are used daily...is it part of the clogging problem?
But, try and tell your spouse don't use Qtips ever again..good luck
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2015
This is such a pain free and effective way to avoid having the doctor dig into your ear!
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