Are There Different Types Of Earwax Removal Methods?

Earwax is a natural substance that is imperative to the maintenance of optimal ear health and the occurrence of it is not often a cause for concern. However, a buildup of excess earwax can lead to complications so it is advised to remove earwax blockages efficiently. There are many different ways to remove excess earwax with some being more effective than others. Keep on reading to learn about the different types of earwax removal methods.

Ear Drops: Using either olive oil or over-the-counter ear drops can help soften the earwax, ultimately encouraging it to migrate out of the ear canal. This method is cost-effective but is often slow and does not guarantee results.

Water Irrigation: A syringe filled with water can be used to gently flush out the ear canal to soften earwax and dislodge a blockage. An important step to note is that the water must be at room temperature to prevent dizziness. This method is cost-effective, however, water irrigation can result in severe complications such as infections.

Micro-Suction: Known as the gold standard of earwax removal, this method is the most safe and effective method of earwax removal. At Ear Wax Care, our NHS-trained audiologists help to remove earwax by utilising a state-of-the-art micro-suction tool that gently dislodges impacted earwax. The process is quick and pain-free, delivering instant relief from the undesirable symptoms of earwax blockages.

Opting for professional earwax removal over at-home removal methods will alleviate risks and will ensure a more safer and effective service. Contact us today to book an appointment and get one step closer to clean, healthy ears.

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