Ear Wax Removal
Earwax (cerumen) coats and protects the inside of your ears. Removal is only necessary when you develop large amounts of earwax, which can make your ears feel blocked and uncomfortable. As the ear wax builds up, it can block the ear canal causing some issues with hearing. If the wax becomes impacted against the ear drum, it can sometimes be painful. Often home treatment can remove earwax, however if this is not effective and the problem persists, you should make an appointment to see a qualified professional.
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why does ear wax build up?

First of all, ear wax is completely natural. Excess ear wax can develop for a number of reasons, the most common are:

Signs that you may have an ear wax build-up

The first time many people realise they have a problem is when they have a shower or have been swimming and suddenly find they cannot hear. Wax is like a sponge, it soaks up water and expands within the ear canal. You may be feeling a fullness in the ear or perhaps you have noticed that things sound muffled.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, it could be a sign of ear wax build up

First of all, ear wax is completely natural. Excess ear wax can develop for a number of reasons, the most common are:

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What should you do?

IMPORTANT: We advise that you do not use a cotton bud as this may push the wax deeper into the ear canal and make it more difficult to remove and could potentially damage your ear or ear drum.
Olive oil may soften the wax and it may clear after time, but generally the feeling of blockage continues and can be frustrating. Professional ear wax removal is usually a quick and easy process. You can book an appointment at your local clinic online. Take a look at our clinic locations near you.