If you are looking for ear wax removal in Northampton, then contact Touchwood Pharmacy for advice and assistance. Touchwood Pharmacy stocks a range of products to help manage a build-up of earwax plus we also offer ear microsuction in Northampton.
What is the best treatment for earwax blockage?
There are really two types of treatment for earwax blockage, one is to soften the wax using home remedies until it drops out naturally, and the other is physically removing the wax using either a dedicated instrument or a process like an ear candling, stringing, or micro-suction.
Home remedies do work for some people, but the results are mixed.
Use baby oil or mineral oil via an eyedropper to soften the earwax that is blocking the ear canal and interrupting your hearing. After a couple of days, gently squirt warm water into the ear canal with a small rubber bulb syringe. There is a technique of tilting your head and pulling the outer ear up and back to straighten the ear canal. After irrigation has finished https://www.touchwoodpharmacy.com/ear-wax-removal/d, tip your head to the side to drain the excess water. Dry the ear canal with a handheld dryer at a low speed.
This process may need to be repeated several times before the excess earwax falls out. However, sometimes, this only loosens the wax’s outer layer, causing it to lodge more profoundly in the ear canal.
What is ear microsuction?
Ear microsuction is one of the most modern and safest of all ear wax removal treatments.
A high-grade surgical microscope illuminates the ear and magnifies the ear canal and eardrum so that the practitioner can see every aspect of the ear in minute detail. This is important as the presence of ear wax needs to be confirmed as the source of the hearing impairment.
A low-pressure suction ENT device efficiently and safely removes ear wax This technique can shift even the most hardened and impacted ear wax and is pain-free.