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Can You Use the Wax-Rx If You Have Ear Tubes?

Can You Use the Wax-Rx If You Have Ear Tubes?

The Wax-Rx Ear Wash System uses a combination of an earwax removal aid solution, ear irrigation, and pH conditioning drops to gently loosen and flush out excess earwax. Doctors do not recommend using at-home ear irrigation methods for excess earwax removal if you have had surgery to have tubes placed in your ears to help protect from ear infections, fluid build-up or hearing problems.

Ear tube (i.e. tympanostomy tubes, myringotomy tubes, ventilation tubes, or pressure equalization tubes) surgery requires an incision/perforation in the ear drum, so there is concern that ear irrigation methods could potentially affect the placement/positioning of the tube. Doctors also recommend avoiding the use of fluids/drops like hydrogen peroxide, wax softening drops or drying drops if you have had eardrum surgery.

If you have ear tubes and are experiencing issues due to excess earwax or blockages, please consult your doctor or ENT for recommendations on how best to remove cerumen build-up.

Wax-Rx products are HSA/FSA approved