Your ears are sensitive so it’s easy to tell when something isn’t right. This sensitivity also means that any treatment will need to be gentle enough to clear up the problem without any damage. If you have excess ear wax, ear syringing and ear microsuction are two most used ways to unblock your ears. However, many prefer ear microsuction over ear syringing.
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of ear microsuction.
Excess Ear Wax Symptoms
Excessive wax can only be diagnosed by a professional so if you have any of the below complaints, you should make an appointment with a specialist at Touchwood Pharmacy to discuss your symptoms and potential ear wax removal in Hanwell or Northolt.
Symptoms of Excess Ear Wax
- Ear pain
- A blocked or full feeling in the ear
- Sudden hearing loss
- Ringing or buzzing in the ear
- Ear infection
- Balance problems
- Ear itchiness
- Discharge from the ear
- Odour from the ear
Excess Ear Wax Causes
Normally, ear wax will work its way out of your ear canals to your outer ear where it will dry up and fall out. Blockages, impactions, and build up occurs when you produce too much ear wax or the ear wax you have isn’t falling out on its own.
One of the most common causes of blockages is at-home ear wax removals, especially when done with ear scoops or cotton swabs. Putting things into your ears often ends up pushing wax deeper into your ears.
Another common cause is age. As we age, our ear wax becomes drier and harder which makes it more difficult for it to make its way out of your ears.
Other causes include:
- Ear infections/inflammation
- Narrow ear canals
- Certain skin conditions
Whatever the cause, you shouldn’t try to remove ear wax at home. Doing so could end up making the problem worse than it was before. Instead, contact a healthcare professional who can help remove the wax with a simple procedure like ear microsuction.
Benefits of Ear Wax Microsuction
One of the safest and most effective methods of ear wax removal is ear microsuction. It has fewer chances of complications and is a very quick procedure that can still provide results even if the wax hasn’t been properly softened. Any symptoms should clear up right away.
The clinicians at Touchwood Pharmacy can provide convenient appointments for ear wax removal in Northampton and Lichfield. Get your hearing back today by booking an appointment online.