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Earwax (cerumen) forms a protective coating of the skin in the ear. It is produced
constantly, and small flakes or crusts of earwax will naturally come out of the ear.
The quantity of earwax made varies greatly from person to person and for many people, the wax forms a blockage or ‘plug’ in their ear canal. This will often cause dulled or ‘muffled’ hearing and in some cases, it can also cause a ringing in the ear (tinnitus) or a kind of dizziness caused by a sense of imbalance, something like vertigo.
WHAT IS EAR IRRIGATION?
When a simple treatment such as ear drops hasn’t dislodged the wax and cleared the
ear, the solution is usually ear ‘irrigation’. This is a straightforward procedure
where water at body temperature is injected into the ear through a purpose-
Irrigation is surprisingly commonplace – as many as a million people have their ears irrigated each year in the UK. Under the hands of a trained practitioner, the procedure is both safe and painless.
We always advise that you treat the affected ear with a few drops of warm olive oil
twice a day for 2-
We offer a quick, convenient ear irrigation service carried out by highly experienced
practitioners either by appointment or on a walk-
Please note that ear irrigation is not appropriate if:
If you need any further information or advice on Ear Irrigation whatsover, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0207 510 0300 or via our contact form.
Diagram showing the ear canal. Earwax (cerumen) is produced naturally and protects the skin in the ear. However many people produce too much, and this can lead to blocked ears, impairing hearing and increasing the risk of infection.
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