June 3, 2021

Our Guide to Getting Rid of an Earwax Build-up

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Are you struggling to hear the person next to you? Having to turn the television up to full volume? If you are experiencing symptoms such as hearing difficulties, this could indicate an excessive earwax build-up. Ordinarily, this is nothing to worry about; we have compiled this helpful guide to tell you how you can treat earwax build-up in Colchester, and get back to feeling like yourself again.


What creates a build-up of earwax?


A build-up of wax can be caused by a number of environmental factors, including:


– Having narrow or hairy ear canals

– A natural tendency to have a higher quantity of earwax

– Ageing, as wax finds it more difficult to fall out, and gets harder, as you age.

– Hearing aids, earplugs and any other objects inserted into the ear. This is because they can push wax further inside the ear.


How can I recognise an excessive amount of earwax?


Generally, a build-up of earwax can be determined through the presence of the following symptoms:


– Hearing difficulties

– Dizziness

– Itchiness

– Tinnitus

– Earache

– An ear infection


Further guidance with regards to symptoms can be found on the NHS website.


What should I NOT do to treat an excessive earwax build-up?


You should not utilise objects such as cotton buds, or your fingers, to attempt to remove earwax. This is because this will be counterproductive, pushing the wax in and therefore worsening the blockage. Furthermore, there has been no evidence to suggest that methods such as ear candles or vacuums can effectively remove earwax.



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What can I do to treat earwax build-up in Colchester?


At-home remedies

Ordinarily, your earwax falls out of its own volition. However, if it has reached the stage where it is blocking your ears, there are some remedies that you can try to help ease your discomfort. These include applying 2-3 drops of almond oil within your ears twice a day, over the course of a few days. Within 2 weeks, clumps of earwax should fall out of your ear, especially when you are lying down at night.


Our Earwax Removal Service



1 ear: £40

2 ears: £60


If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, we offer a consultation followed by safe, painless earwax microsuction, if needed. If no wax removal is required, there will be a £20 consultation fee to be paid afterwards. Payment for the service will be taken in-person, prior to your appointment.


Your initial consultation

Your appointment will be carried out by a member of our dedicated pharmacy team; it will last around 30 minutes. Firstly, we will remove some of the wax in order to conduct tests and determine any hearing issues that may be present. Following this, you will be referred for treatment if any issues are highlighted. However, it is most commonly a build-up of wax that is the source of any discomfort.


Ear Microsuction

Once a diagnosis has been made, we will then proceed with your earwax removal. This will be done using Ear Microsuction, which merely involves inserting a low-pressure suction probe into your ear. The process is completely painless; it is the most efficient method of earwax removal.



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