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Professional Ear Wax Removal Service

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We currently offer ear wax removal via irrigation or instrumentation.

Typical Prices:

Unilateral irrigation (one ear) = £35

Bilateral irrigation (both ears) = £50

Frequently asked questions

What is ear wax?

Ear wax is a naturally occurring substance which helps to protect, lubricate and clean the ear canal. It is composed of oils, wax, dead skin cells, trapped dust and dirt molecules.

When does ear wax need to be removed?

Ear wax build up does not cause problems for everyone. If the wax has become impacted and is restricting your ability to hear then it may be a good idea to have an assessment. It can cause itchiness, earache and discomfort. Some clients report vertigo and tinnitus prior to treatment.

What are the best drops to use to soften the wax in preparation for the treatment?

Many of my clients use olive oil drops with good success. Others have used sodium bicarbonate, earex, etc.....my advice for using these drops is no more than 3-5 days then onto olive oil. A lot of clients complain of sore ears after prolonged use, as preparations containing organic solvents can irritate the lining of the ear. Other complications include itching, pain and dizziness.

How long should I use wax softening drops for?

From experience, I advise 7 days (approx) prior to irrigation. The best position for instilling the drops is to lie on the left side for drops into the right ear and vice versa. Instill 2-3 drops each application and lie for 5-10 minutes to allow absorption into the wax. Do NOT put cotton wool or tissue into the ear after the drops, as this will only soak up the drops that you have instilled.

Should I attempt to soak the wax with water during my shower?

NO. Water causes ear wax to expand and can cause complete blockage of the ear canal. Water avoidance is really important for that reason. Therefore submerging your hear whilst in the bath is another thing to avoid. If you are a keen swimmer then it is worth investing in a good set of ear plugs.

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If any of the above apply to you then please feel free to call 07946 231051 for further advice.

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