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What are safe ways to remove ear wax?

ear wax removal

Your ears need wax to stay healthy and to protect your inner ear from damage caused by dirt and debris. However, some people produce too much wax and end up with a build up that can impact your ear health. Symptoms can include dizziness, muffled hearing, hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness in the ears.

If you need an excess of wax removed from your ears, you should always seek the help of a professional like the trained specialists at Touchwood Pharmacy. With us, you have a choice between two effective and safe methods of ear wax removal in Ramsgate and Hanwell.

Ear Syringing

Ear syringing, or ear irrigation, uses a spray of warm water to dislodge wax from your ears. It’s best suited for softened wax or wet wax. It is a routine and painless procedure that uses an electric device to spray water into the ear canal to flush wax out. Any symptoms your wax was causing should go away within a day or two.

While most people get their ears syringed without any issue, there is a risk of damage to the eardrum. If you start to feel any pain during the procedure you should let the clinician know right away.

Ear Microsuction

Ear microsuction is considered the safer and more efficient option for ear wax removal, especially for hard and impacted wax. If the wax in your ears is soft enough, a clinician will insert a small suction tube to gently remove the wax from your ears.

This method of ear wax removal is generally painless and should give you quick results. Often the only complaint patients have is the noise of the machine while it’s in their ears.

Ear Wax Removal in Bromley

If you’re worried about the amount of earwax your ears are producing or have symptoms you think are caused by an earwax build up, contact Touchwood Pharmacy for ear wax removal in Streatham and Leighton Buzzard.

Our highly skilled specialists can carry out both microsuction and ear irrigation. To discuss your ear problems or to book an appointment for ear wax removal in Camberley, contact us or visit our website.