What precautions should be taken to avoid damaging the ear during wax removal?

When attempting to remove impacted earwax, it is necessary to take various precautions to steer clear of potential injury and complications. Paying attention to safety will allow for a safe and effective procedure with minimal risk. Keep on reading to learn more about some precautions to consider:


Use the Correct Water Temperature and Pressure: If attempting the water irrigation method, be sure to use lukewarm water to avoid the risk of thermal injury to the delicate infrastructures of the inner ear. Additionally, be sure to use a gentle stream of water rather than high-pressure as this can result in injury.


Avoid Overusing Ear Drops: If you want to soften the earwax, using ear drops can help facilitate this. However, it is important that you use the ear drops exactly as you have been instructed by either the label on the bottle or a healthcare professional. Using ear drops incorrectly and for a prolonged amount of time can cause moisture to build up in the ear canal, potentially causing harm.


Do Not Insert Objects: Using manual DIY tools such as bobby pins and cotton swabs to remove earwax can often push the earwax deeper into the ear canal. This can cause potential injury to the ear and also make it harder to remove the earwax in the future. 


Seek Professional Advice: Seeking professional assistance for earwax removal is the safest and most effective method of removal; Risks are minimised and results are guaranteed. Contact Ear Wax Care today to book a micro-suction earwax removal service and experience the benefits of clean ears. 

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