Ear microsuction involves the process of removing wax from your ears by using a small suction tube and probe to gently remove any excess wax within your ear. Ear microsuction is considered to be safe and more effective compared to using “ear buds” to clean your ears. It avoids touching the sensitive skin of the ear canal and will have no contact with the eardrum. This means the risk of infection is very low as compared to using other methods to cleaning your ears.
Why do people have ear microsuction?
At Swinton pharmacy near Manchester we have professionals that are experienced within ear microsuction. Many people resort to this service over alternative methods as ear microsuction causes no additional damage to your eardrum. If you currently have ear-related conditions such as regular ear infections then you might not be able suitable to use this service.
When you attend your appointment it will be performed by a trained professional. It is one of the safest ways to remove the ear wax from your ears. Your appointment will typically last around 30-40 minutes to perform the full procedure. Before we use the ear microsuction, we will use an otoscope which will enable us to see inside your ear to ensure the earwax is soft enough to be removed. If not, then you may be provided ear wax softening ear drop which will allow the wax to be removed in your next appointment.
What happens during the appointment?
The process in general doesn’t cause you any pain however, it can be noisy and, at times uncomfortable especially if it’s your first time. In addition, if you feel any discomfort or pain during your appointment notify the professional performing your appointment.
Depending on the amount of wax that has been removed you may believe things sound a little different, this is completely normal. A slight ringing or buzzing in your ears may start however this should settle down after a few days. Any side effects of using this service will be outlined by the professional conducting your appointment.
Do we need to remove our earwax?
Generally, earwax is good for your ears as it self-cleans, your ears. However, excessive earwax can cause problems such as increased risk of ear pain and hearing loss. To prevent any problems with your ears using this service can be highly beneficial.
For more informative regarding this service get in touch with us at Swinton pharmacy today.