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Why Is Ear Microsuction Preferred Over Other Methods of Ear Wax Removal?

ear microsuction in Lichfield

Do your ears feel stuffed or blocked? Has your hearing suddenly become much worse? If you’re experiencing these or other symptoms like dizziness and vertigo, you may have a build-up of ear wax in your ears.

We all have a certain amount of wax in our ears and it usually takes care of itself without us even noticing it. Ear wax is produced naturally by glands and hair follicles located within your ear canal. It’s an important part of the health of your ears and acts barrier against dirt or debris that could damage the sensitive inner ear.

The wax will work its way through your ears before drying up and falling out on its own. Sometimes, however, the wax can get stuck in your ears and when new wax is produced, a build-up or blockage of wax occurs.

Symptoms of Excess Ear Wax

A build-up of wax in the ear can only be diagnosed by a professional. You should make an appointment with one of the clinicians at Touchwood Pharmacy if you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms:

  • Ear pain
  • A feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Sudden, unexplained hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
  • Persistent ear infections
  • Vertigo
  • Ear itchiness
  • Discharge from the ear
  • Odour from the ear

Causes of Ear Wax Build Up

Excess wax can be caused by several different factors like age, infection, injury, and genetics. Certain skin conditions and having especially narrow ear canals can also make a person more likely to experience wax build up.

If you suspect you have a build-up of wax, you should contact a professional and never attempt to remove the wax at home. Doing so can exacerbate the problem or even cause injury to your ear. In fact, at-home cleaning is one of the leading causes of impacted ear wax.

Ear Microsuction Benefits

Of all the methods of removing excessive ear wax from your ears, ear microsuction is the preferred industry choice. This is because microsuction is considered the safest and most effective way to remove excess ear wax.

Touchwood Pharmacy’s ear microsuction in Hanwell is always performed by a highly trained specialist who uses a precision device to gently suck wax out of the ear. This procedure can be completed within just a few minutes and shouldn’t cause any discomfort.

This method of ear wax removal is preferred for harder, drier wax and in patients with hairy or narrow ear canals. One of the greatest benefits of ear microsuction, however, is that results can be achieved almost immediately after the procedure is done. There are also fewer chances of side effects and complications.

To get your ears back in good health, contact Touchwood Pharmacy and we can schedule an appointment for ear microsuction in Lichfield and Camberley.

We also have convenient appointments available for ear microsuction in our Leighton Buzzard clinic.