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How to cope with blocked ears during lockdown

Blocked ears are never fun. Sometimes known as impacted ear wax, a build-up of wax in the ear canal is a common problem. Milder symptoms include hearing loss, dizziness and earache but, if left untreated, impacted ear wax can lead to ear infections and serious long term damage.

Everyone produces ear wax at different rates, so some people are more susceptible to blockages than others. The size of the ear canal also affects the likelihood of impacted ear wax becoming an issue. During lockdown, this can be especially problematic. With nothing to distract you from your blocked ears, the irritation can become unbearable. Here’s what you can do if blocked ears are making your lockdown a misery.

Can I treat blocked ears at home?

It may be tempting to take matters into your own hands, but this is extremely risky. Many people attempt to unblock their ears using a cotton bud or a scraping tool. This often does more harm than good as it may actually push the wax further into the ear. This can completely cover the ear canal, causing worse hearing loss than before. Inserting an object into your ear also risks damaging the eardrum.

Is there a better way of treating blocked ears at home?

The most effective treatment for blocked ears is ear wax microsuction. This state of the art procedure uses a tiny microscope to locate ear wax. This is then removed with a low powered suction device.

Are you allowed to have ear microsuction during lockdown?

Ear wax microsuction London-based is considered to be a medical procedure, so it is allowed during lockdown. Ear Care Lab is still open for business, offering the best ear wax removal London-wide. Nothing is more important to us than your safety, so we’ve made a few changes to keep everything COVID-safe. All of our doctors wear full PPE and we offer hand sanitiser to patients on entry. We also ask that patients wear a face mask and don’t arrive more than 5 minutes before their appointment.

How can I book an ear wax removal appointment during lockdown?

Booking an appointment for microsuction ear wax removal couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out the booking form on our website or give us a call on 0208 004 7808. If you have any other questions about the microsuction procedure or ear wax removal cost, we’d be happy to answer them.

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