Ear Cleaning Methods

Why you should never clean your ears at home

How do you clean your ears? You might think that you are staying on top of your personal hygiene by using methods such as cotton swabs. But in many cases, these old routines can actually be ineffective, and even harmful.

In this blog, we tell you what not to do when it comes to ear cleaning, run you through some better methods of cleaning your ears, and then present you with the ultimate solution.

Should you use cotton swabs to clean your ears?

If you use cotton swabs to clean your ears, you may want to have a rethink. There is a medical reason why you should not use these seemingly harmless implements to remove ear wax and debris from the ear canal. When you use cotton swabs, there is the tendency to push the wax deeper into the ear canal, which can, in turn, lead to ‘super impacted wax’ which is harder to remove or less likely to come out naturally.

But that isn’t the worst problem you could encounter. There is the potential for you to seriously damage the skin in your ear canals or eardrum, which is recognised as being particularly sensitive.

How should I clean my ears?

There are better cleaning options available to you, which vary in effectiveness; but are much safer. You might wish to soften the earwax with an eyedropper such as mineral oil or baby oil, before rinsing with warm water and drying. Alternatively, you could use a rubber ball syringe to drip warm water into the ear canal. This method can be tricky, requiring the careful tilting of the head, and water at exactly the right temperature.

Why is ear wax microsuction the best ear cleaning solution?

If you contact a leading ear cleaning clinic such as Ear Care Lab, you can take advantage of the best ear cleaning technique – microsuction. Ear microsuction uses specialised magnification loupes or a binocular operating microscope, allowing a sterile suction device to be used at low pressure.

The result of ear microsuction is ear canals which are thoroughly cleaned with great accuracy, while the minimum of physical contact means that the procedure is as comfortable as possible for the patient.

Are you interested in the ear microsuction technique? Call the experts at Ear Care Club today on 0208 004 7808

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