Earwax can sometimes block the ear canal. Ear syringing may be needed if ear drops do not work. Irrigating the ear with water will usually clear plugs of earwax. But, it often only works if the plug of earwax has been softened. Therefore, use ear drops (such as olive oil ear drops or other OTC drops) to soften wax 2-3 times a day for 3-5 days prior to irrigation.
Ear syringing is usually painless. Lukewarm water is squirted into the ear canal. This is usually done by a machine that squirts water at the right pressure. This dislodges the softened plug which then falls out with the water.
This procedure is typically warranted before Audiometry assessment.
We also provide micro suctioning through our Bundoran Surgery under Dr.Murphy. Please see (insert link)
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