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What is Ear Wax?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Ear related problems are annoying, and most importantly, they can severely affect your hearing ability. One of the major causes of ear issues is earwax buildup.

But, what is this earwax? How do you identify its symptoms? Why should you remove it?

At Imperial Medical Clinic, we provide exceptional service for ear wax removal. We help you to make an informed decision on the ear treatments.

Know about Ear Wax

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a waxy oil produced in the ear canal. The wax plays a role in protecting your ear canal from irritation and other issues. In most cases, the wax naturally comes out of your canal and gets washed away.

However, the production of an unnecessary amount of wax causes the hardening of the substance. Ultimately, it will result in blockage, and you will have a temporary loss of hearing ability.

Take the right step before having ear complications from earwax buildup. You may visit our clinic for safe and painless treatments, like the micro-suction method.

It is better than traditional ear syringing.

Cohens Chemist branches at Breightmet Health Centre and Waters Green Medical Centre have certified professionals to provide you with ear treatment service.

Some Common Earwax Buildup Symptoms

The earwax colour can range from dark brown to light yellow. Darker shades do not always indicate a blockage. Other earwax buildup signs are.

  • Partial and sudden hearing loss (it is temporary)

  • Tinnitus- a buzzing and ringing sound in the ear

  • Feeling that the ear is full

  • Earache

  • Itchy feelings in your ear

  • The odour emitted from your ears

  • Some substance coming out of the ear

  • Dizziness

When you have noticed these symptoms, you can visit our clinic for ear wax removal.

Unremoved and untreated earwax buildup will result in the middle ear infection. Besides, it will cause several other issues.

  • Intense ear pain

  • Coughing

  • Fever

  • Persistent loss of hearing ability

  • Perforated eardrum

To avoid deafness and other ear problems, you can consider our medical evaluation service at Cohens Chemist. Based on our evaluation, we will provide you with ear wax removal services.

Who has Earwax Buildup Risks?

Anyone may have this problem. Still, it is common to

  • Individuals having earplugs and hearing aids

  • Those who have put small items, like cotton swabs, into ears

  • Aged individuals

  • Those who have developmental disabilities

The shape of ear canals of some people is slightly odd, and thus wax cannot be removed naturally. They also need regular earwax treatment.

Genetic issues can cause your ear canal to produce a high amount of earwax consistently. In that case, you need frequent cleaning of your ears to avoid infections.

With professional treatment, you can reduce the risk of buildups. Let our ear specialists check your ear health using innovative tools. Then, we will start your treatment to prevent further complications.

To remove the buildup from your ear, we apply the microsuction technique. Although there are home remedies, and NHS ear wax removal services sometimes the waiting times for an appointment can be very long. We pride ourselves on a 7 day access service in most of our branches.

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