Things to Know When Thinking About Earwax Removal?

3 Apr
Woman thinking about ear wax removal

Are you considering ear wax removal? Do you want to get rid of the irritating wax built up in your ear? If yes, you must read this guide before getting your ear wax removal procedure started. Here we will share a few essential things you need to know when considering ear wax removal. So, stay connected and continue reading this guide to understand what ear wax is and how you can get ear wax removed comfortably.

Ear wax is a natural cleaning substance produced by the body and also acts as a lubricant. It helps remove dirt and debris in the ear canals and gather any dead hair and skin cells. However, an excessive build-up of ear wax can do more harm than good. It blocks your ears, leading to various issues such as an infection and sometimes even hearing loss.

What is Ear Wax Blockage?

An ear wax blockage can happen when the ear wax becomes built up and then becomes too hard, and it becomes difficult to wash naturally. The clinician uses an otoscope which is an instrument that magnifies and also lights the inside of your ear to make it easy to see.

How to Identify if you Have Ear Wax Blockage?

There can be different reasons for ear wax blockage. Some of the commonly experienced symptoms are:

  • A feeling of full-ness in the ear
  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Earache
  • Experiencing hearing problems
  • Itchiness
  • Ringing in the ears

These symptoms do not necessarily indicate that you have a build up of earwax. The best way to tell if you have ear wax blockage is by booking an appointment with one of our clinicians and requesting an ear examination to look into your ears. So, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit our ear wax removal clinic in Aberdeen and request a check-up. If there is an ear wax blockage, the clinician will carefully examine it and implement the safest procedure, usually microsuction to remove the ear wax build-up.

Is it Safe to Remove Earwax At Home?

Removing ear wax at home isn’t recommended. You may damage your ears by attempting to remove ear wax at home. If you try to remove your ear wax at home, you may worsen the situation.

Most people attempt to remove the ear wax at home using cotton swabs, pen caps, or bobby pins. These tools may further push the earwax into the ear canal. Furthermore, you must avoid using ear candles because they may burn and puncture the eardrums.

Which Method is the Safest for Ear Wax Removal?

Different methods are used for ear wax removal. However, the microsuction method is the best and most safe method for ear wax removal.

· Microsuction

Microsuction is a safe and effective way of getting rid of excessive earwax. In this procedure, the clinician uses a otoscope with a small steel probe attached to a suction pipe to remove the wax carefully.

This procedure does not use any liquid, which means the risk of infection gets reduced significantly.

· Earwax Softener

Over-the-counter ear drops help soften the earwax, which can then be removed comfortably. While choosing the ear drops, make sure that you are using the ones instructed by your clinician to prevent any irritation.

How Much Does Ear Wax Removal Cost?

Ear wax removal using the microsuction method costs between £30 and £50. Book your appointment today using the contact form, email, message, text or phone 🙂

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