No Wax Ear Drops 10ml £1.69 @ Aldi
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No Wax Ear Drops 10ml £1.69 @ Aldi

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Found 31st May 2011
Not the most exciting deal, but i'm sure anyone who suffers with blocked ears will agree this is a good price.
I had to buy some from Tesco just last week and was confronted with having to pay £3.50-£5.50 for branded drops as needed it there and then, extortionate - especially when you read it only lasts for 1mth after opening.
I'll be off to Aldi to grab a few of these for future use, next time bath/pool water gets in my ear and refuses to shift.
Hope it's of use to some of you!

55 Comments

realblender

olive oil?


Thats what I was thinking. I`m no chemist but after i was told what it does its all I use for the kids.

realblender

olive oil?



It's good but not always up to the job.

realblender

olive oil?


realblender

olive oil?


this worked for me GP advised it too. (Not sure what happened with the above comments....sorry)

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Jonatsta

this worked for me GP advised it too. (Not sure what happened with the … this worked for me GP advised it too. (Not sure what happened with the above comments....sorry)



I've tried this lots in the past but never works for me.
With the drops I find that I can put them in and leave for a few minutes to soften the wax (yuck I know) and then I can use a small syringe to gently wash my ear out with luke-warm water which releases the blocked wax. Works a treat - if I put anything in which doesn't get washed out I get temporary hearing but it tends to go again quickly so it always needs removing.

Sink plunger

Seriously my mum would use warm Olive oil when I had earache as a kid

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Geemac

Sink plunger Seriously my mum would use warm Olive oil when I had earache … Sink plunger Seriously my mum would use warm Olive oil when I had earache as a kid



Perhaps it works with earache because it's not completely blocked?
I don't know lol - all I know is only the drops work for me so i'm happy if I can get them cheaper

Never ever fiddle with your ears! Once you unbalance them, it takes ages for them to settle down again. If they get blocked, go to the docs and get them properly syringed. Sorry Aldi, I love you and all that but I won't be buying this product....

Olive oil or not, if anyone wants to buy this brand it is a good deal. Voted hot!

Joe90_guy

Never ever fiddle with your ears! Once you unbalance them, it takes ages … Never ever fiddle with your ears! Once you unbalance them, it takes ages for them to settle down again. If they get blocked, go to the docs and get them properly syringed. Sorry Aldi, I love you and all that but I won't be buying this product....


Last time I phoned for an appointment to have ears syringed before a holiday I was told to use earex or something similar to this for 5 days prior to appointment

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callum84

Last time I phoned for an appointment to have ears syringed before a … Last time I phoned for an appointment to have ears syringed before a holiday I was told to use earex or something similar to this for 5 days prior to appointment



Same here - i've seen docs a few times in the past and they've told me to use Olive Oil or drops etc. They are very reluctant to syringe these days.
I had it done while on holiday once, not the most pleasant experience ever but I was in so much pain could never have flown home with it. Clearest hearing i've ever had afterwards though lol.

See an ENT surgeon... they don't mess on waiting for it to be cleared it out when they need to look at your eardrum... so they pick it out with long forceps.... Far quicker than syringing, but NOT a pleasure at all.
Believe me, this could be £1.69 well spent! :-)

Compared to the alternative.. this is good..

Alternative here lol

'Confronted with having to pay £3.50 - £5.50'....

by who or whom? a gang of clockwork orange' style hoodlums?

Jonatsta


what's that??

Rom

what's that??


Popeye!!

Good deal.

Vinegar.

there is a research paper on comparison between drops and oil and all that jazz, not conclusive as not large enough numbers but its conclusions are....
" Ear drops (either oil- or water-based) are often prescribed to clear the wax or to aid subsequent ear syringing if necessary. The review of trials found that ear drops (of any sort) can help to remove ear wax, but that water and saline drops appear to be as good as more costly commercial products. The quality of the trials was generally low, however, and more research is needed."

WARNING: See a doctor before using any ear drops. Not really a good idea to recommend medicines on here. Ears are very sensitive organs.

There are different causes for blocked ears, and trying random ear drops could make things worse.

For example, my ears often get blocked to the point of partial deafness. However, this is not wax but inflammation of the ear canal. ENT specialists have not found any ear drops that cure this, I have to take strong painkillers and Ibuprofen to reduce the swelling. I believe this reaction is related to my hayfever and eczema in my skin.

So blocked ears are not always due to wax, and using random ear drops can be risky if your doctor has not diagnosed your condition first.

The spray you can get is much better than the drops, doesn't cause terrible side effects and doesn't unbalance your body / ears, and also doesn't make you temporarily deaf after (which is horrible, trust me). Drops can cause ear infections or actually make it worse if you don't use the right amount - a concentrated burst from a spray is much more effective, imo, it's obviously more expensive but I advise it to those who don't really like the idea of ear drops.

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Joe90_guy

Never ever fiddle with your ears! Once you unbalance them, it takes ages … Never ever fiddle with your ears! Once you unbalance them, it takes ages for them to settle down again. If they get blocked, go to the docs and get them properly syringed. Sorry Aldi, I love you and all that but I won't be buying this product....


and the docs will send you away and tell you to come back when you have put olive oil in your ear for 4-5 days twice a day

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nihcaj

See an ENT surgeon... they don't mess on waiting for it to be cleared it … See an ENT surgeon... they don't mess on waiting for it to be cleared it out when they need to look at your eardrum... so they pick it out with long forceps.... Far quicker than syringing, but NOT a pleasure at all.Believe me, this could be £1.69 well spent! :-)


fine if you dont mind waiting for 6-12 months!

if you go to a pharmacist they'll usually fill a dopper bottle up for you with olive oil I think its about 60-70p depends where you go

Ear! Ear! Just kiddin ... use Olive Oil instead.

My doc said to try almond oil rather than olive oil. It works better for me.
Heat for the deal OP.

is it just oil or does it contain the stuff that makes the tiny bubbles to help it penetrate?

Olive oil does soften the wax, but isnt effective if its bad. Also olive oil for earache, is only a comforter for th epain. That lasted all of a few seconds really.
Can this be used on children?

Although most people have their different opinions on here as to whether or not ear drops are good/safe, i think the deal is good compared to prices elsewhere.

I personally don't use drops of any sort as they seem to block my ears more, but i vote hot!

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I always thought ear drop were nothing more than a weak solution of Bicarbonate of soda which can be picked up in prediluted bottles for pennies.

shezza1979

Although most people have their different opinions on here as to whether … Although most people have their different opinions on here as to whether or not ear drops are good/safe, i think the deal is good compared to prices elsewhere. I personally don't use drops of any sort as they seem to block my ears more, but i vote hot!


they seem to block your ears more as when the wax softens it expands slightly.
when the wax lessens though that goes.

Good deal....although you always get people waxing lyrical about why it is isn't......

Olive oil, some white wine vinegar, a drop of french mustard, a little crushed garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice. It wont do much for your ears but you'll taste lovely.

james4809

WARNING: See a doctor before using any ear drops. Not really a good idea … WARNING: See a doctor before using any ear drops. Not really a good idea to recommend medicines on here. Ears are very sensitive organs.There are different causes for blocked ears, and trying random ear drops could make things worse.For example, my ears often get blocked to the point of partial deafness. However, this is not wax but inflammation of the ear canal. ENT specialists have not found any ear drops that cure this, I have to take strong painkillers and Ibuprofen to reduce the swelling. I believe this reaction is related to my hayfever and eczema in my skin.So blocked ears are not always due to wax, and using random ear drops can be risky if your doctor has not diagnosed your condition first.



If you can't tell whether you have excess wax in your ears or not, then I would agree with you, however such a person would be unlikely to be able to turn on a PC and log onto a web site, let alone READ the contents of this thread.
Edited by: "nihcaj" 1st Jun 2011

howardino

I always thought ear drop were nothing more than a weak solution of … I always thought ear drop were nothing more than a weak solution of Bicarbonate of soda which can be picked up in prediluted bottles for pennies.



In which case see my post above. You seem to fit that situation perfectly :-(

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nihcaj

In which case see my post above. You seem to fit that situation perfectly … In which case see my post above. You seem to fit that situation perfectly :-(




Yet I can turn on my PC, log onto 'the web' and read this thread. Well there you go nursey, seems your advice is misplaced - but who in any right state of mind would suggest that someone with a dirty lug hole was incapable of using their computer. FPMSL.

howardino

Yet I can turn on my PC, log onto 'the web' and read this thread. Well … Yet I can turn on my PC, log onto 'the web' and read this thread. Well there you go nursey, seems your advice is misplaced - but who in any right state of mind would suggest that someone with a dirty lug hole was incapable of using their computer. FPMSL.



I must have been wrong then. I had naturally assumed anyone who would put bicarbonate of soda in their ears would have that level of life skills too.

Olive Oil is ok if it is just wax,no more than 2 drops in each ear, you need to see a doctor to confirm that it is just a build up of wax and not an infection though

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getting back to the deal, hard to vote this hot without knowing the active ingredients. It could be bicarb of soda with olive oil for all we know so surprised its so hot really.
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