Face it, your hearing is one of the most important functions of your body, that is why it’s only natural to make sure your ears are in good working condition, taking care of your ears is important for hearing and balance.
Ear wax build-up
Earwax is a natural, protective coating over the skin that lines the inside of the ear. Earwax has a number of positives, such as:
– It traps dirt
– It stops the ear from becoming too dry
– It pushes away water and germs.
However, sometimes too much earwax can cause your ear to become blocked.
This can be very painful and it can also make it hard for you to hear properly.
Every year, in the UK, about 2.3 million people have problems with earwax and they need to have it removed.
Some people produce more earwax compared to others. If you have too much earwax, it is more likely to cause you problems like blockages. This is when your earwax gets stuck inside your ear. You may have a blockage if you use cotton buds or a hearing aid. They stop the extra earwax from falling out of your ear and can push it back inside. It may feel as if you have something blocking your ear, causing other serious concerns such as:
- Tinnitus (noises in your ear, like a ringing or buzzing sound)
- Vertigo (this is when you feel like you are spinning even when you are actually not moving)
Benefits of Microsuction
There are many questions raised around microsuction; is it safe, is it painful, can it remove stubborn, hard wax. Frankly speaking our specialist clinician at EarwaxDoc advises microsuction to be the safest and cleanest method of wax removal today, speak to us for more information
This method has proven to tackle the most stubborn ear wax, although it is advised to use sodium bicarbonate a few times before the procedure to help soften the wax so it can be easily extracted.
Before & after pictures of the microsuction procedure – Watch it live here
More about EarwaxDoc
Earwaxdoc is a Pharmacist led organisation, we have expert advice available for individuals looking for consultation only, single or both ear wax removal with same-day appointments available – plus call-out services for disabled or vulnerable patients