Ear wax is the body’s natural defence mechanism to keep harmful debris out of the ear. Usually, the ear wax makes its way to the opening of the ear where it can be easily washed. Sometimes, due to reasons such as hearing aids or improper use of cotton buds, the wax gets impacted. Conditions such as eczema can also lead to a surplus of dry flaky skin in the ear canal. If you experience any earache, difficulty hearing or a feeling of fullness in your ear, you may have a buildup of wax in the ear canal. Ear irrigation is a simple and effective method to remove the ear wax. Our nurses are trained and are qualified to safely operate our ear irrigation system.
Prior to booking an ear irrigation, you would need too see a GP to determine if it is wax removal that you require and to ensure it is safe to do so. You would also need to have instilled softening ear drops to soften the wax before an ear irrigation is performed.