Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wax Vac Review and Giveaway
The WaxVac runs on two AA batteries, so it's cordless, that is a plus. There's a light on the end so that if you need to look in someone's ear, you can do so. This product is noted to be safe for children, and after using it myself I would guess that it is, but I don't put anything in my little one's ears, so we didn't try it on him. If you do want to use it on children, the positive is that the tip is designed so you cannot get the machine too far in your ear (no possibility of rupturing the eardrum like you can with a swab).
What we really wanted to use this for was my husband. I'm not sure if it's because he works outside or if it's just a normal occurrence, but he does get wax built up in his ears quite a bit. The Wax Vac worked okay for getting a little of it out, but not really a lot. I have read that if you use ear drops first, to loosen the wax, that helps the machine quite a bit. We do not have any on hand, so we did not try it that way. Maybe we would have had better results? What it did work good for was water. So if you get water in your ears after showering or swimming, this could be a helpful tool for you. Hubby used it after he got out of the shower, just to see, and it worked. So I tried too, and you can hear it taking the little traces of water out of your ear.
It's got a motor you can hear while it's running, and soft silicone tips (color coded so everyone in the family can have their own). It also comes with a brush for cleaning. It comes apart very easily, and it's comfortable to hold.
Important to note: There is a warning on the package not to use this product if you have a perforated eardrum.
If the WaxVac sounds like something you'd like to try, you're in luck because they have agreed to give one away to a Mail4Rosey reader. You can learn more about it on their website here
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