Microsuction Ear Wax Removal – A Patient’s Guide
Microsuction Ear Wax Removal: A Comprehensive Guide
It’s one of our most popular services. In this article, we take a look at what Ear Wax is, the process and benefits of microsuction to remove it, and what you can do to keep your ears wax-free.
Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention of Ear Wax
Ear wax is a natural substance that protects the ear canal from dirt and debris. However, excessive ear wax can lead to hearing problems and discomfort. Factors that contribute to ear wax buildup include overproduction of ear wax, using cotton swabs or other objects to clean the ears, and wearing hearing aids or earplugs.
Symptoms of ear wax build-up can range from ear pain to hearing loss and tinnitus. To prevent ear wax buildup, avoid using cotton swabs or your fingers to clean the inside. Instead, use ear drops to soften ear wax, and maintain good ear hygiene. We’ll talk about this a bit later on.
Ear microsuction has become a preferred method for ear wax removal due to its numerous benefits. It is a pain-free and non-invasive procedure performed by a specialist using a gentle suction device. The process takes only a few minutes and can alleviate symptoms like hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear pain. Microsuction is especially beneficial for people with a history of ear problems, such as ear infections or perforated eardrums, and is an ideal option for sensitive individuals.
Microsuction ear wax removal is a safe and efficient method to remove excess ear wax from the ear canal. The process involves the following steps:
Preparation: Before the procedure, patients are typically advised to soften the ear wax by applying olive oil or sodium bicarbonate ear drops for 4-5 days. This helps to make the wax easier to remove during the microsuction process.
Examination: The healthcare professional will examine the patient’s ear using an otoscope or a microscope with a bright light to assess the extent of ear wax buildup and determine the best course of action.
Microsuction procedure: The healthcare professional will use a specialized suction device with a small, sterile tube attached to it. They will carefully insert the tube into the ear canal while observing the area through the otoscope or microscope. The suction device gently removes the ear wax without disturbing the delicate structures of the ear.
Completion: Once the ear wax has been removed, the healthcare professional will re-examine the ear to ensure that the procedure has been successful and that the ear canal is clear of wax.
Post-procedure care: Some patients may experience mild discomfort or dizziness after the procedure, but these symptoms generally subside within a few hours. The healthcare professional may provide additional instructions for aftercare, such as keeping the ear clean and dry.
Overall, microsuction ear wax removal is a quick, pain-free, and non-invasive procedure that effectively removes excess ear wax and alleviates associated symptoms like hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear pain.
Questions we ask our patients all the time…
1. How often do you clean your ears?
2. What methods do you use to clean your ears (cotton swabs, ear drops, etc.)?
3. Have you ever experienced any ear problems due to ear wax buildup?
4. Are you aware of the risks associated with using cotton swabs for ear cleaning?
5. Have you ever had a professional ear wax removal procedure? If so, which method was used?
Maintaining Great Ear Health
Earwax cannot be prevented, as it serves the purpose of safeguarding your ears from dirt and bacteria.
However, consistently using ear drops for several days can help soften the wax, enabling it to naturally exit the ear and potentially avoid ear blockage.
At Mistrys, we sell olive oil and cerumol ear drops. Be sure to pick these up in store!
Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Market Harborough
We offer microsuction services and our proud to have looked over 1000’s of ears over the last few years. If you need more information about the service before booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us.