Posted: 30.07.2020 | Author: Mr Mark Simpson
Kerrsland Surgery – 30.07.2020
Ear Wax Removal Service
We are writing to let our patients know that for the foreseeable future we will not be offering an ear wax removal service with immediate effect.
We know what a valuable service this has been to our patients and the relief it can provide after the procedure. However, during this Pandemic we have cancelled all our routine services including Ear Syringing and we know that many patients may have been waiting for the resumption of the service in the future. However, due to operational reasons we are unable to continue with this service in the community and we wanted to notify our patients as soon as possible.
Preventing earwax build-up
You can't prevent earwax. It's there to protect your ears from dirt and germs.
But you can keep using ear drops to soften the wax. This will help it fall out on its own and should prevent blocked ears.
Causes of earwax
You might have earwax build-up because:
•you just have more wax in your ears – some people do naturally
•you have hairy or narrow canals (the tubes that link the eardrum and outer ear)
•of your age – wax gets harder and more difficult to fall out
•of hearing aids, earplugs and other things you put in your ear – these can push the wax further in
Some practical steps to take
Speak to a pharmacist about earwax build-up. They can give advice and suggest treatments.
They might recommend chemical drops to dissolve the earwax. The earwax should fall out on its own or dissolve after about a week.
Do not use drops if you have a hole in your eardrum (a perforated eardrum).
Over the counter products are available from your local pharmacy.
Some Local opticians and pharmacies offer ear micro suction. We are unable to make a recommendation but they can be sourced on the internet, we appreciate not everyone has access to the internet or are vulnerable patients, a family member or trusted friend maybe able to look them up for you.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. At your request, the Doctors are able to make a referral for you onto Secondary Care to the Ear, Nose and Throat department’s waiting lists.
Mr Mark Simpson
On Behalf of