How do I apply olive oil?

While lying on your side, apply 4-6 drops allowing 5 minutes for the oil to soak into your ear canal to help soften the wax. A plug of cotton wool will help keep the oil in the ear.

You can repeat this twice a day for up to 3 days before your appointment (at least once before your appointment is beneficial).

It is important that you DO NOT apply drops if you have a hole in your eardrum, a grommet, ear pain or ear infection.