Earwax build-up can cause pain and discomfort and even cause some issues with hearing. That is why Hodgson Pharmacy provides the best and safest ear wax removal method called Ear Microsuction. Visit us for ear wax removal in Kent, Longfield, Dartford, Bexley, and Gravesend.

Ear Microsuction is an effective way to remove any earwax blockage in your ears. The procedure only takes a few minutes to complete and can be carried out conveniently at any all of our Hodgson Pharmacy branches

What is Ear Wax?

Ear wax build-up at a normal amount is healthy and serves as a self-cleansing agent with protective, antibacterial, and lubricating properties. For most people, it does not cause any problems and expels itself naturally. However, various factors can affect ear wax production, such as anatomy, genetics, aging, and diet.

Symptoms of Ear Wax Blockage:

·         hearing loss

·         ear pain

·         itching

·         discharge or odor

·         dizziness

If you are suffering from troublesome symptoms that could indicate ear wax build-up, visit our ear wax removal specialists at Hodgson Pharmacy. Visit us for Ear wax removal in Longfield, Kent, Dartford, Bexley, and Gravesend.

Treatment for Ear Wax Blockage

Microsuction is generally accepted as the safest and most effective method of ear wax removal.

Microsuction is a wax removal technique using a precision, low-pressure suction apparatus to safely and gently remove any obstructing skin cells and wax from the ear canal. It avoids touching the sensitive area around the ear canal and doesn’t disturb the eardrum.

Surgical lenses (loupes) are used to provide binocular magnification so that the tip of the suction tube is always being watched. The Microsuction technique allows the clinician to always see what they are doing and can avoid touching the skin on the sides of the ear canal which can make the process a lot more uncomfortable.

Microsuction differs from ear syringing where high-pressure water is squirted into the ear to dislodge the wax. Microsuction is gentler and more precise than ear syringing.

Benefits of Ear Wax Removal Using Microsuction

Compared to traditional forms of wax removal – ear drops, irrigation, or syringing – the ear wax removal benefits of Microsuction include:

·         Safer

·         Quicker

·         Cleaner and neater

·         Generally better tolerated, with fewer side effects

·         More effective and likely to need only one appointment

·         Doesn’t need weeks of waiting for drops to soften the wax

What To Expect from Ear Microsuction

Ear wax removal using Microsuction is administered by specially trained pharmacists who will talk you through the procedure, show you the equipment, and have you sign a consent form before starting.

The Microsuction process can make some people feel dizzy during the procedure, but this usually passes quickly. If you are having the procedure done on both ears, it will take around 30 minutes.

Contact our Hodgson Pharmacy team to find out more about Ear Microsuction or book your ear wax removal in Bexley, Longfield, Kent, Dartford, Bexley, or Gravesend.