What is an ear cone?
It is a means of safely cleaning your ears.
How does it work?
After placing the tapered end of the cone into the ear, the wide end is set alight.
I don't like the thought of it burning, could it harm me?
Unlike other ear cones, Otosan ear cones have a patented flame breaking ring that stops the cone burning too low, along with a protective disc that would stop any falling fragments (not that we have seen any fall during our own testing). On top of that Otosan ear cones have a sophisticated filter to stop any material dropping down the centre of the cone.
How does the burning cone work?
The cone causes two effects:
1. HEAT The heat, which is beneficially released towards the inside of the ear, reinforces the blood circulation and helps soften the wax;
2. SUCTION The warm air, which rises, creates a depression and consequent suction (“chimney effect”) at the base of the cone. This helps eliminate waste and deposits from the ear canal. It also liberates close pores, regenerates the breathing of the skin, and helps regain the correct tension of the eardrum following holidays in the mountains, flights, swimming and diving which can cause that “blocked ear” feeling.
How to use the Otosan Ear Cones:
Insert the cone into the protective disc and light the wide end of the cone itself.
Insert the tapered end of the cone into the ear holding it in a vertical position with your hand.
When the flame has burnt down to the flame-breaking ring, stop treatment and extinguish the cone in a glass of water.
RECOMMENDED BY DOCTORS
In 1992, the “Riza Psicosomatica” magazine published an article which reported the results of a number of tests carried out by a group of doctors on the use of the OTOSAN ear cone. From this research it emerged that the cone may be efficacious in certain pathological conditions of the ear and principally on two very frequent complaints: the obstruction of the ear duct due to wax and otalgia during otitis.
In the first case 15 adults were tested. They presented an abundance of earwax, or the actual formation of a plug, and complained of itchiness, difficulty in perceiving sounds, buzzing and hissing sounds. After the cone had been applied, all patients reported an immediate improvement of their symptoms and when examined using an otoscope a decrease in wax could be observed.
In the second case 15 schoolchildren suffering from otalgia who had not taken pain-killers for at least six hours were considered. Most of the children reported a remarkable reduction in pain after only five minutes from the end of the treatment with the cone. At a test carried out two hours later the pain had not returned. As a result of these tests, doctors have formed a positive judgement on the use of the OTOSAN cone.
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