What is ear wax?
Why does it cause problems?
Problems occur when there is an excess of the normal build-up due to an imbalance between production and clearance of ear wax.
The use of cotton buds is strongly discouraged as they provide little benefit and can in fact cause harm by:
What can be done about it?
Things YOU can do to soften ear wax and increase natural clearance:
Or, you can seek advice from your GP or Practice Nurse regarding options such as:
After syringing, residual water may remain for a short while inside your ear. This can produce a popping or slightly deaf feeling. This will disappear within an hour or so.
Please phone 9507351 ext 3 if you have any concerns such as pain, deafness, discharge, dizziness, ringing in the ears.