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Earwax is good to have in your ears, it's anti-bacterial so it protects from bacterial and fungal infections taking hold in the ear canal.
Earwax naturally lubricates the ear skin, preventing any drying out or irritation occurring. Earwax is also anti-bacterial so it maintains the health of the ear canal.
Our ears normally clean themselves. It’s when individuals use cotton buds, hair grips, pen lids, these actually push the wax deeper into the ear causing impacted ear wax and itchy ears.
How can it be removed ?
Our team our trained in 3 methods of wax removal, Manual, Irrigation and Microsuction. Any or all of these methods may be used during the appointment depending on their assessment of the health of the ear canal. A questionnaire regarding your ear history and a thorough ear examination is carried out prior to any procedure to determine what is the most suitable and the safest method to use. In most circumstances the wax can be removed immediately, unless in very rare cases, it is extremely hard and impacted, where we would recommend using Earol olive oil spray for a few days to soften the wax.
Microsuction is the preferred method and is one of the safest earwax removal methods. Microsuction earwax removal technique uses gentle suction to remove any ear wax or debris and clear the blocked ear canals. This is sometimes called ear vacuuming and quickly removes was without using any water.
Using an electronic irrigation device, a flow of water is directed into your ear canal to flush out any ear wax and remove any blockage. The water will be around standard body temperature, and minimum pressure is applied.
Why choose micro suction earwax removal?
Microsuction is suitable for people with a history of perforated ear drums. Compared to the traditional forms of wax removal – ear drops and irrigation or “syringing” – microsuction is:
- Low infection risk
Would I need microsuction?
Sometimes the body produces too much wax which can cause discomfort and pain. By having wax removed from ears by a professional, you can ensure your ear canal is still protected but your hearing isn’t muffled.
For most people, ear wax simply falls out by itself but, in some cases, it fails to do so and can be a real problem. When this happens, it can build up and can start to cause some of the following signs and symptoms:
* Hearing loss
* Feeling of fullness in the affected ear
* Ringing noises or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus)
* Vertigo (feeling dizzy and sick)
If you experience any or all of these symptoms, our team will be able to assess your ear canal and discover whether you need ear wax removal treatment. If you leave it and don’t undergo ear wax removal, you can end up with an infection which can be even more painful and damaging to your ears. It’s always worth getting it checked out by a professional to ensure everything is ok. If in doubt, we can book you in for a 10-minute assessment to check.
What is involved in microsuction?
Before you undergo a microsuction procedure, you will be asked questions to learn about your previous ear conditions and your current symptoms.
Your ear will be examined, and we may be able to take a photo to show you the ear wax!
During the procedure, you keep your head still and a suction device is used to gently dislodge and remove the wax to clean the ear without the use of water.
You may feel some suction inside your ear during the procedure and may also hear some crackling or squeaking. Most people find this a very comfortable procedure.
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