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Ear Syringing

Ear Wax Removal

Ear Care Advice

 

It is important that you use olive oil ear drops prior to your consultation for at least 5 -7 days. This helps soften the wax.

If you have had a perforation in your ear DO NOT USE EAR DROPS and you should not have your ears syringed. You need Microsuction which we do not offer.

Ear Syringing 30 mins - 1hr

  • Gateshead and Jedburgh ​£55

  • London £85 (both ears)

Ear syringing, also known as aural irrigation or ear irrigation, is a procedure used to remove excess earwax or debris from the ear canal. It involves using a syringe or a specialized irrigation device to gently flush warm water into the ear canal, which helps to dislodge and flush out any accumulated wax.

Here are some key points to consider about ear syringing:

1. Reasons for Ear Syringing:

  • Excessive Earwax: The most common reason for ear syringing is the build up of earwax (cerumen) in the ear canal, which can cause discomfort, hearing loss, or even ear infections.

  • Foreign Objects: In some cases, foreign objects or debris can become lodged in the ear canal, and ear syringing may be used to remove them.

2. Procedure:

  • At AB Health Hub all health practitioners are fully trained. 

  • Warm water is gently squirted into the ear using specialised irrigation device. The water dislodges the earwax, which is then flushed out.

  • The process is typically painless, though you may feel a sensation of water in the ear.

3. Preparation:

  • Prior to the procedure, we examine your ears using an otoscope, a tool with a light and a magnifying lens, to assess the condition of your ear canal and eardrum.

  • It's important to let us know know if you have a history of ear problems, surgeries, or any conditions that might affect the ear.

4. Aftercare:

  • After ear syringing, any remaining water or wax may be gently dried using a cotton swab. It's crucial to avoid inserting anything deep into the ear canal to prevent injury.

  • If you experience any pain, discomfort, or signs of infection after the procedure you need to contact us or your GP.

 

Potential Risks:

  • While ear syringing is generally safe, there are some potential risks, especially if not done correctly. These can include pushing the wax deeper into the ear canal, perforating the eardrum, or causing an ear infection.

 

Alternatives:

  • In some cases, alternative methods like ear drops or microsuction (using a small suction device) might be used instead of syringing. We would refer you for this procedure to a clinic that provides ear suction. At AB Health Hub we do not offer this service.

 

Seek Professional Guidance:

  • It's important to note that while there are over-the-counter earwax removal kits available, it's generally recommended to seek professional advice before attempting any at-home earwax removal methods.

 

Always consult a healthcare professional for advice and treatment if you're experiencing earwax build up or any ear-related issues. They can provide the most appropriate and safe solution based on your specific situation.

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