If you’ve noticed that your inner ears are feeling itchy or your hearing is a bit muffled, you may have excessive ear wax build-up that is causing these issues. The safest way to remove ear wax build-up is to visit a professional. Removing ear wax with a bobby pin or q-tip by yourself can be a risk because you can inadvertently damage your inner ear.
One of the safest ways to dislodge and remove earwax buildup is using ear syringing or ear irrigation. Learn how to get relief from ear blockages with ear syringing in this article.
Symptoms of Earwax Build-Up
· hearing loss
· feeling that your ears are blocked
· ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus)
· vertigo (feeling dizzy and sick)
If you don’t want to go to a doctor to remove ear wax buildup, ear syringing using kits is an option to remove ear wax at home. Ear Syringe Kits can be easily purchased from a pharmacy and allow you to safely remove ear wax build-up.
However, if not done right, it can cause more damage than good which is why we recommend professional ear syringing.
Nowadays, ear syringing by NHS GPs or nurses is rarely performed. Instead, ear syringing is now privately administered which is more convenient as you don’t have to wait for appointments.
Ear syringing involves a flared-typed plastic or bulb-typed ear syringe and streams of water are sprayed at different angles against the inner ear canal wall to avoid causing damage to the eardrum. The method behind ear syringing is for the water to get pumped ‘in behind’ the ear wax in order to flush it out of the ear.
Getting ear syringed typically takes around 15-30 minutes to perform. This may vary depending on how deep the ear wax is inside the ear canal, the amount and type of ear wax, and whether you are having one or both ears treated.
You can easily get ear syringing done at Miles Pharmacy in South London. If your ears feel clogged due to excessive earwax buildup, you can simply book an appointment with us and we will take care of the rest.