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Ear Microsuction

At Touchwood Pharmacy, we provide ear syringing services to our clients. This service is also offered by some NHS employed GPs however, because not all GPs offer ear syringing in the UK, it is wise to know whether your local pharmacy is also a provider. Ear Syringing is also known as Ear Irrigation due to the nature in which the wax build up in your ears is removed. Ears are naturally self cleaning, however wax build up can still occur.

Common symptoms of earwax build-up can include:

  • Loss of hearing
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear or earache
  • Ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus)
  • Vertigo (feeling dizzy and sick)

Given the symptoms of ear wax buildup, ear syringing is helpful in improving hearing, especially if your ear canal is blocked.

Is Syringing Bad for Your Ears?

Ear Syringing is an effective way to remove any build up of earwax in your ears. The ear syringing procedure is often painless, only takes a few minutes to complete, and can be carried out at our pharmacy as a private service. You might benefit from earwax removal using a syringe if:

  • Your ear canals contain a lot of hair
  • Your ear canals are narrow or damaged
  • Your ear canals are affected by a skin condition on your scalp and surrounding areas
  • Your ear canals experience inflammation

This in-house procedure is generally considered safe, with earwax removal using a syringe being a homeopathic method of earwax removal that has been practised for 100 years. With that said, and this goes for any procedure you may encounter, there exists a few risks. Ear syringe risks include:

  • Risk of Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Vertigo
  • Temporary Deafness

Whilst these risks do exist, they are less common. More frequent and temporary side effects of the ear syringing procedure include:

  • Temporary dizziness
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Tinnitus

If you are suffering from troublesome symptoms of earwax buildup and are in need of ear syringing in the UK, contact us today and book your appointment.

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