What are the symptoms of ear wax build up?

An excessive build-up of ear wax is a bodily function that most of us would rather do without. Ear wax itself is a natural cleanser as it moves any dirt inside the ear canal outwards whilst gathering dead hair and skin cells during the process. But excessive earwax can be too much of a good thing. If your ear is blocked by earwax, this can cause a range of issues including infections and other problems, such as a loss of hearing in some cases.

What are the symptoms of excess earwax?

– An ear infection
– Earache
– Itchiness
– Ringing in the ear (also known as tinnitus)
– Feeling of fullness in the ear
– A sense of being unbalanced which can lead to nausea and dizziness, or vertigo
– A cough which is due to pressure from the blockage stimulating a nerve in the ear
– A fault in your hearing-aid

It’s important that you don’t put anything in the ear to try and clear your ear wax. This includes items like cotton swabs. This can actually make the situation worse by pushing the earwax further into the canal.

How can I treat excess earwax?

To treat earwax build-up, there are a variety of solutions you can try.

1. Microsuction:

Microsuction ear wax removal is one of the most effective and popular methods of ear wax removal. This is a process where a specific suction device is used to remove the wax. This is a painless and safe process and highly effective.

2. Ear drops:

Ear drops are useful for loosening ear wax. However, this is not an option if you suffer from a perforated eardrum. Popular ear drop ointments include sodium bicarbonate and olive oil.

3. Ear irrigation (Syringing):

This is a popular method used by GPs. It’s a simple procedure that involves using a pressurised flow of water to break down the ear wax. Whilst a popular choice, it’s not as effective as microsuction in many cases.

Whilst there are a variety of options when it comes to ear wax removal, the most effective choice is microsuction. If you’re looking for effective ear wax removal London-wide, then get in touch with us today to find out more details about the process, how it can benefit you, and to discuss ear wax removal costs. Our team will be happy to help and provide ear wax microsuction London residents can count on.

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