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Microsuction Earwax Removal, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire
Unlike ear syringing, or ear irrigation, which causes the ear to get wet, Microsuction uses suction with pin point accuracy to extract the wax. The procedure is relatively pain free and will rarely cause any significant discomfort. Our Microsuction treatment is normally completed within 30 minutes. In rare cases a second visit may be required to allow remaining wax to soften for complete removal.
Preparing for your appointment:
There are a few simple steps that might be advisable to take before your appointment, to make your treatment more effective. Applying 1-2 drops of warmed olive oil or sodium bicarbonate ear drops in the affected ear/s, twice a day for at least 48 hours prior to your Microsuction appointment, should make the procedure more comfortable and help to achieve the best results for you. If you have any doubts or questions about preparing for your appointment, these can be discussed at the time of booking.
Potential side effects.
Microsuction is a very safe treatment, however, as with any procedure, it carries a small amount of risk and potential side effects. Most of these potential side effects are very rare. The most common side effect is some dizziness, faintness or vertigo during or shortly after the procedure. This is temporary and is due to the fact that microsuction ‘cools’ the temperature of the ear canal.
As a tube is being entered into the ear canal, there is a small risk of damage or trauma occurring to the canal and eardrum. During the procedure, there is some noise generated by the equipment. Some people find this noise to be very loud. In some cases, it may also cause tinnitus, or worsen existing tinnitus. It is worth noting that this is also a rare occurrence.
Outer Ear infections – Removing wax may expose an underlying infection in the canal. If your ear feels sore or blocked within a week from your treatment, please contact your GP.
Your ears may feel blocked 1-7 days after your treatment if you have an ear infection. Having Microsuction will remove fungal debris and wax but will not remove the infection. Please visit your GP for further assistance.
This is extremely rare, however if you are experiencing mild pain, it may be due to removal of large amounts of wax in conjunction with extremely sensitive ears. This will only last a few days and can be resolved with the use of over the counter pain killers. If you are experiencing moderate – severe pain, this could be an underlying infection. Please contact your GP.
Sinus Blocked Ear
If you have had blocked ears for a week/month, it may take a few days to release the pressure that the wax has created. You may experience a blocked feeling for a few days after Microsuction, as the air pressure inside your ear is imbalanced. This is akin to the effect you may experience when you fly on an aeroplane or a head cold. If there is a prolonged blockage for more than a few days please contact your GP or pharmacy.
We advise all clients to keep water out of your ear for 1 week after your treatment. This can be done using a wad of cotton wool placed gently in the ear canal.
Prices start from £60.