Frequently Asked Questions about OTIBLOCK®

Earwax is naturally formed by your body to protect your ear. You do not need periodic inspection or a cleaning procedure unless your doctor says so, perhaps because you have a history of excessive earwax or because you belong to one of the high-risk groups. If this is the case, ask your doctor if there is anything you should do to prevent or reduce the accumulation of earwax.

Never. You should never insert any object into your ear. Doctors often say that you should never stick anything that is smaller than your elbow into your ear.
Cotton buds can simply push the wax deeper into the ear and may worsen an impaction or traumatise the ear canal.

The procedures used by your healthcare provider to remove earwax should not be painful.
If you are putting a liquid into the ear, it may feel strange, but should not hurt.

No evidence is available to suggest that ear candles are an effective treatment to remove earwax accumulation.
In addition, they are associated with considerable risk (burns, tympanic membrane perforation, etc.).

One bottle of OTIBLOCK® Ear Spray contains enough amount of liquid for, approximately, 20-days of treatment (based on the assumption that it is used in one single ear, three times a day).

If you have been prescribed antibiotic ear drops and OTIBLOCK® Ear Spray at the same time, the hydrogen peroxide in OTIBLOCK® Ear Spray may damage the active ingredients in antibiotics. To avoid this, it is important that you use OTIBLOCK® Ear Spray first, then, 30 minutes later, the antibiotic ear drops.

Yes. This is usually because of the temperature difference between your ear and the liquid. You can avoid it by warming OTIBLOCK® Ear Spray between your hands before use.

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