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  • Are there any after-care instructions after the ear wax removal session?
    After the ear wax removal session, you may be advised to avoid water in the ear for a certain period of time, and to use ear drops to help prevent infection and to aid healing. It's important to follow the specific instructions given by the healthcare professional who performed the procedure.
  • Will the procedure be painful?
    The procedure should not be painful, but you may feel some pressure or discomfort.
  • How often do I need to have my ears cleaned?
    The frequency of ear wax removal needed varies from person to person. Some people naturally produce more ear wax than others and may need to have their ears cleaned more frequently. It is best to consult with a healthcare professional to determine how often your ears need to be cleaned.
  • How do I know if I have a build-up of ear wax?
    Symptoms of a build-up of ear wax include earache, a feeling of fullness in the ear, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and decreased hearing.
  • What happens if ear wax is not removed?
    if ear wax is not removed, it can lead to a variety of problems. Some of the most common issues associated with a build-up of ear wax include: Hearing loss: Ear wax can block the ear canal, making it difficult for sound waves to reach the eardrum. This can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. Earache: Ear wax can cause pressure and pain in the ear, as well as a feeling of fullness. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears): A build-up of ear wax can cause ringing or other noises in the ears. Infection: Ear wax can provide a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms, which can lead to an infection in the ear. Vertigo: A build-up of ear wax can cause dizziness and loss of balance, as the wax can interfere with the normal functioning of the inner ear. Irritation and itching: Ear wax can cause itching and irritation in the ear canal, leading to the urge to scratch the ear which can cause further problems. It's important to have ear wax removed by a healthcare professional if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, as well as to avoid the use of cotton buds and other objects in the ear canal, to help prevent the build-up of ear wax and the need for ear wax removal.
  • Are there any risks or complications associated with ear wax removal?
    Risks and complications of ear wax removal are rare, but in some cases, the ear canal may become irritated or infected. If you experience any pain, discharge, or bleeding after the procedure, you should contact your healthcare professional.
  • Can I remove ear wax at home?
    While there are over-the-counter ear drops and ear irrigation kits available for purchase, it is generally not recommended to attempt to remove ear wax at home as improper removal can cause damage to the ear canal. It is best to see a healthcare professional for ear wax removal.
  • What to expect at your ear wax removal appointment.
    Your wax removal appointment will take between 20 to 30 mins. After asking a few questions to get a better understanding of the health of your ears, our clinician will examine your ear canals and ear drums by using an otoscope (magnifier with a light) or endoscope (magnifier with a camera) We’ll then talk you through the procedure and show you the equipment that will be used and explain how it works. You’ll need to sign a consent form before we remove any wax from your ears. Once you are happy to go ahead, our clinician will use a magnifier and suction tube to gently remove any wax that’s in your ear. After our clinician has performed the procedure, they will then check the health of your ears and record this information. If we are unsuccessful in removing any wax, we’ll advise you on your next steps.
  • Can ear wax be prevented from building up?
    To prevent ear wax build-up, it is important to keep the ears clean and dry. Avoid using cotton swabs, which can push the wax further into the ear canal. Using ear drops to soften the wax before irrigation or manual removal may also be helpful.
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