- Tilt head sideways and place 5 to 10 drops into ear. Fine, no big deal. Mom did this to me quite a few times as a kid so it’s nothing new.
- Keep drops in ear for several minutes by keeping head tilted or placing cotton in the ear. Okay, tilting … feels weird and kinda cloggy but I can handle this.
I do this on the first ear and then waaaait for several minutes … then I hold a piece of tissue over my ear and let it drain as I do the same to the other ear. I waaaait again and then drain the second ear. That wasn’t so bad … a little oily feeling, but no big deal.
I go to bed about an hour after this, but wake up a few hours later with a really bad earache in one ear. I turn over to the other side, hoping that will ease the pain. No such luck. I spend the rest of the time tossing and turning from side to side, trying to find a comfortable position.
When I woke up the next morning, I still had the earache. It was mostly better by the end of the day, but then I followed the rest of the directions …
- Use twice daily for up to 4 days if needed… Sheesh!
I just hope this works because I don’t want to have to do the final direction …
- Any wax remaining after the 4-day treatment may be removed by gently flushing the ear with warm (body temperature-water, using a soft bulb syringe. Gulp!
So .. does it work? I guess we’ll see in 2 more days.
Here’s to hoping I don’t wake up with another self-inflicted earache tonight.