We currently offer ear wax removal via irrigation or instrumentation.
Unilateral irrigation (one ear) = £40
Bilateral irrigation (both ears) = £55
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.
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.
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. The majority of my regular clients now use an olive oil spray called Earol. It is simple and quick to use and works very well to soften problematic ear wax.
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.
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.