Microsuction Earwax Removal: FAQs Answered by Experts

We got together our expert team of professional ear specialists at Miles Pharmacy to make a list of the most common FAQS and answers about ear wax removal. We hope you find this info helpful.

Q: How often do I need to clean my ears?

A: The ears are self-cleaning. Unless you have ear wax buildup that is causing blockage or other irritating symptoms, you don’t need to clean your inner ears. Ear wax captures dead skin cells, dust, and debris inside the ear and then expels it naturally when ear wax falls out on its own.

Q: Is it safe to use cotton swabs to remove ear wax at home?

A: The most obvious choice for cleaning your ears is actually the most harmful. The majority of people use cotton swabs to remove ear wax. Not only can cotton swabs push ear wax further into the ear canal and cause a blockage over time and cause temporary hearing loss, earache, vertigo, itchiness, and even ear infection – they can also damage your ear drum.

Q: What is the best way to remove ear wax at home?

A: The safest way to remove ear wax at home is ear irrigation. Most pharmacies have ear wax removal kits for ear irrigation readily available for purchase in stores and online. The kits contain an ear syringe and a saline water solution. The syringe is used to gently flush out excess wax with water. To soften ear wax before doing ear irrigation, use ear wax remover drops for 3-4 days beforehand to soften the wax so it is easier to remove.

Q: Is ear microsuction safe?

A: The ear wax removal methods done by professional ear specialists are safe, fast, effective, and pain-free. Microsuction ear wax removal, manual ear wax removal, and irrigation ear wax removal are the most effective and common methods used by ear specialists. Microsuction is usually the preferred method for sensitive ears since it does not risk the water entering the ear canal.

Ear Wax Removal Near MeVisit Miles Pharmacy in Epsom

At Miles Pharmacy, we recommend ear syringing because it’s one of the safest and fastest methods.

If you have any questions about ear wax removal, contact us via phone or email or stop by our pharmacy to speak to our trained ear specialists.

We provide professional ear wax removal services across South London. Click here to schedule your appointment online.