MICROSUCTIONBy far the safest form of ear wax removal mostly because unlike syringing or irrigation when we carry out wax removal by micro suction we have full visibility of the procedure. Another benefit of microsuction wax removal is it can be carried out almost immediately with no requirement to put oil in for a week beforehand.
This results in a far more convenient way to have ear wax removed especially if you have to go on holiday within the week!
Microsuction ear wax removal is also safe for people who have had middle ear problems especially perforated ear drums and problems with vertigo.
Please note – By Appointment only - No Walk ins will be accepted
£50 for one ear or £60 for both*Take the stress out of your journey! Just off the M74 motorway our main centre is in Hamilton where we have our purpose-built ear wax removal clinic with ample & easy parking facilities within 30 seconds walk of the clinic.
*99.9% of ear wax can be removed the same day. If you have used a cotton bud you may have impacted the wax and it may be too hard to remove with one appointment. We would advise a few days oil before a visit if this is the case. If you require a second appointment because of cotton bud use this will be charged @ £20.
IRRIGATIONIf for some reason we are unable to offer you a microsuction ear wax removal we will offer wax removal by irrigation. Unlike syringing which is a forced entry of lukewarm water into the ear which can't be regulated for pressure and in some instances cause damage to the ear drum or cause extreme vertigo irrigation is a controlled stream of water that gently flows around the ear canal until the wax is removed.
Where possible we will always try and offer you microsuction as we feel this is by far the safest form of ear wax removal.
Ear Wax Removal FAQ's
Do not use cotton buds for the use of ear wax removal.
|✓||Some people just produce lots of wax.|
|✓||Wearing things in your ears so ear wax cant get out such as hearing aids, noise protection, ear phones.|
|✓||If you have lots of hair in your ears then the earwax can get stuck and tangled in the hair.|
|✓||Narrow ear canals or ear canals that have a very sharp bend in it known as an s bend.|
|✓||If you keep putting your finger in your ear and wiggling it to scratch it this can push the wax back in.|
|✓||Have we said cotton buds? Cotton buds there! (don’t do it).|
|✓||Dry skin conditions.|
|✓||Working environments that have lots of dust or require headsets.|
Therefore, to remove the dangers of earwax removal by syringing the surgery will ask that you soften your earwax with oil which is generally Sodium bicarbonate in Lanarkshire.
Earwax removal by microsution also requires a safe environment with plenty of space and expensive specialist equipment. Not all GP surgeries will have this space to carry out the procedure safely.
No need to wait 2 weeks for your appointment, call us today to make your booking.
NO EAR WAX REMOVAL BY MICROSUCTION IS NOT PAINFULEar wax removal by microsuction is not painful if done correctly and in the correct environment with the correct kit not forgetting to mention the skilled practitioner. You as a patient have a role to play as well. Keep still and relax. Most people will comment it tickles as it excites the little hairs in your ears.
Ear wax removal by microsuction does not use a force or jet down the ear so there should be no risk of pushing earwax down the ear canal at a fast rate which is why syringing or in some cases irrigation can be dangerous.
The main dangers with ear irrigation and ear syringing is the water forcing the wax down your ear drum at speed and rupturing your ear drum. The ear drum is only 0.1 mm thick. It's so precious and great care should be taken with it.
Other real dangers with ear syringing and ear wax irrigation is incorrect water temperature. If the water is too cold, it can create sever dizziness and nausea.
If you have a perforated ear drum which is masked by the ear wax then imagine what feeling you will get when water is sent rushing down your ear canal at speed! It won’t be good that’s for sure. With ear wax removal using microsuction the risk is removed because no force is sent down the ear canal.
Ear syringing and ear irrigation can also in some instances cause otitis external or more commonly known as an ear infection.