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Ear Microsuction: The Secret to Reducing Earaches and Other Ear Problems

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If you’ve been having ear symptoms and think it’s the result of excessive ear wax, get that cotton swab out of your ear ASAP. You might think it is helping to get the earwax out but at best you’re shoving it deeper in your ear, or at worst you’re damaging your ear.

How To Remove Ear Wax

There are many ways to safely and effectively remove ear wax. At home, you can try ear wax softeners in the form of ear drops or you can visit your GP surgery to have them manually remove the buildup. You shouldn’t use cotton swabs, candling, or stick anything inside your ears to get the wax out. Doing so can end up damaging your ear canal, ear drum, or impact your hearing.

One of the fastest and safest ways to remove a buildup of ear wax is through ear microsuction. With ear microsuction, a professional inserts a small machine into your ear to gently suck the wax out. Not only is this a quick and easy way to deal with the problem, but you can get it done at your local Touchwood Pharmacy! We’re here for you if you need ear microsuction in Leighton Buzzard and Camberley.

Excessive Ear Wax Symptoms

One of the most common signs of excessive ear wax is feeling a fullness or a pressure in your ears. Other symptoms include:

  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Ear pain
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

Ear Syringing 

Another effective method of removing ear wax is called ear syringing or irrigation. In just a few minutes, any build up can be safely removed from your ear canal. During the procedure, warm water is released into the ear to soften and tease out the excess wax.

This procedure is ideal for people who have narrow ear canals, frequent ear canal or skin inflammation, or have a lot of hair in their ear canals.

Ear Microsuction in Northampton and Ramsgate

It’s important to deal with ear wax build up as soon as possible so that you don’t develop any serious complications. Book an appointment online or contact us for ear microsuction in Hanwell and Northolt. We also offer convenient appointments for ear syringing in Northampton and Camberley.