Care Sodium Bicarbonate Ear Drops

PIP Code: 079-6649

Medical Device Class 1

Gently softens ear wax prior to syringing by a doctor or nurse

Care Sodium Bicarbonate Ear Drops are a simple effective and gentle treatment to soften ear making it easier to remove. A handy dropper allows for more precise application.

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Sodium Bicarbonate
Suitable for children over 1 year old, adults and the elderly
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10ml Drops

More about this product

  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs

Directions for use

Recommended Doses

Adults, the elderly and children over 1 year: tilt the head sideways with the affected ear uppermost. Place 3 to 4 drops into the ear using the dropper provided.

Children under 5 years should receive medical diagnosis and supervision.

Avoid touching the ear with the dropper.

NEVER insert the dropper or any solid object into the ear. Allow a few minutes for the drops to reach the eardrum by keeping the head tilted, then use a tissue to wipe away any surplus product that runs from the ear.

Dosage Schedule

Use the drops twice a day for up to seven days. Store the dropper in the bottle.

The doctor, nurse or specialist may give you other specific instructions for using the drops depending on the severity of your ear wax problem. You should follow the instructions given to ensure successful removal of wax.

Self Care Advice

Earwax usually falls out on its own. If it doesn’t and blocks the ear, patients are advised to put 2 to 3 drops of olive or almond oil in their ear twice a day for a few days.


Can a patient remove the wax?

Patients are advised not to use their fingers or any objects like cotton buds to remove earwax.

This will push it in and make it worse. Care Extra Virgin Olive Oil Eardrops will help to soften and remove earwax.

How long will it take to unblock?

Over 2 weeks lumps of earwax should fall out of the ear, especially at night while lying down.

Can a GP remove the earwax?

Not all GP practices remove earwax.

Some can flush the wax out with water (ear irrigation) or suck the wax out (microsuction). These treatments are usually painless. Patients may have to pay to have them done privately.
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    Consumer Benefits

Consumer Benefits

  • Softens ear wax prior to removal
  • Dropper makes it easy to apply

Did you know?

Earwax is there to protect ears from dirt and germs.

Our Achievements

ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel – Highly Commended at the 2019 MPV awards
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