One of the first things a GP will get a patient to do when asked to remove ear wax is to go to the chemist and use ear drops. After a few days of using ear drops, a patient will often ring Ear Suction Clinic saying that they have been using ear drops and the blockage in the ear is now worse. What is going on?
A lot of the products purchased at the chemist for ear softening are peroxide based. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful disinfectant useful for cuts and abrasions but when applied to soft ear wax, often it will expand and bubble while filling in the gaps. On the one hand, peroxide is great at penetrating soft wax within the ear, however, the solution and wax have nowhere to go and remains in the ear. So before the patient only had wax in their ear/s. Now they have waxy peroxide residue on top of the wax. All of this is easily removed by delicate and precise micro-suction here at Ear Suction Clinic.
Ear Suction Clinic does not recommend using chemist based products but rather natural everyday olive oil. Only use olive oil if safe to do so ( e.g. you have no history of ear drum perforations or have an active ear infections). Most of the time, our experienced Audiologist is able to remove earwax from our patients' ears without prior softening.
If you would like to have your ears treated to the best and safest earwax removal procedure, call 1300 380 060 or book online here.