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Ear Wax Removal & Ear Cleaning Services in Singapore

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Have you ever felt the need to clean your ears with earbuds from the discomfort of ear wax accumulating inside your ear canal, or wonder where ear wax even comes from?

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What is Ear Wax? - Ear Wax Removal Clinic

Having earwax lodged in the ear canal can be an extremely uncomfortable experience. This is even more so when the ear blocks up suddenly. This can happen after a swim when the ear wax soaks up water and expands. Or in a plane when the pressure changes and the ear is unable to equalize. When this happens many people’s first instincts is to stick their finger or an instrument into the ear to try to clear it. This usually jams the wax even further in or the ear canal or even the eardrum can get damaged. Many people also try to jump up and down with their heads tilted to one side to dislodge the wax. This frequently does not work.

Those of you who have experienced this know how absolutely frustrating this can be. Especially when you are on a flight and know that it will be hours before you can see a Doctor. Do not let yourself be caught in such situations. It is part of your essential healthcare regime to have your ears checked every so often for ear wax.

Trying to remove ear wax on your own can be dangerous. Getting a non-professional to do it can also be equally risky if not more so. Our earwax removal service is performed by professionally trained Doctors using a powerful microscope and special instruments specifically designed to remove ear wax safely and with absolutely no discomfort.

Ear Wax is an accumulation of dead skin from the ear canal, dirt and cerumen produced in the ear. Its purpose is to acts as a protective barrier for the ear. Ordinarily, your ear should be capable of ‘self-cleansing’ by clearing the ear wax out of the ear canal. However, problems arise when your ear is unable to function normally due to a substantial build-up, causing symptoms and discomfort.

What is Ear Toilet (Aural Toilet)?

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Ear Toilet or some may call it Aural toilet is the removal of ear wax relieving of patient’s discomfort.

There are different methods of removal.

By instrumentation under direct visualisation and microsuction of ear wax might be considered as one of the safest options. – Ear Wax Removal Clinic

How Does Ear Toilet (Ear Wax Removal) Works?

Who Will Benefit from This Ear Wax Removal Procedure?

Using Instrumentation and Microsuction to Remove Ear Wax

While microsuction and instrumentation carries some inherent risks, this is one of the safest wax clearing procedure when used with direct visualization by the medical practitioner.

This enables the medical practitioner to clean the ear canal with greater precision and reduced patient discomfort whilst concurrently enabling the medical practitioner to inspect the ear canal and tympanic membrane are in detail.

As an ancillary benefit, this method allows 2-handed working which further minimizes the risks of human error.

Due to the increased precision and stability, microsuction is often used in situations where ear irrigation is inappropriate or for patients with a deficiency in the ear drum (eg hole in the ear) or having previous ear surgeries.

  • Patients with an ear infection will benefit as ear irrigation will not be safe in this group of patients
  • Patient with build- up of ear wax causing symptoms
  • Patient with anatomical variations of the ear canal
  • Patient wearing hearing aids
  • Children who able to understand instructions and willing to cooperate

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What Should Be Done BEFORE this Ear Wax Removal Procedure?

What should be done AFTER this Ear Wax Removal procedure?

  • Instillation of Cerumwax softening agents (like olive oil) should be recommended.
  • Instillation of drops approximately 3 times a day 2-3 drops and to remain on the same side approx. 3– 5 mins after

It is advised that a formal hearing evaluation is conducted after the wax removal procedure to ensure good hearing has been restored, especially in situations where a patient had suffered a loss of hearing before the procedure.

How Long Does this Ear Wax Removal Procedure Take?

What Else Can This Be Done For?

This clinic procedure usually takes between 15-20 minutes. - Ear Wax Removal Clinic

  • Apart from wax, this can be used for removing a foreign body in your ear.
  • Ear infection will also benefit from this form of ear toilet.
  • It enables the insertion of a soft medicated sponge for patients with a severe ear infection.

The Ear Toilet (Ear Wax Removal) Procedure is only available in our Dr Tan & Partners @Raffles Place in Singapore.

If you are interested in this service and wish to find out more, please call or visit our clinic at our Raffles Place Branch or drop us an email at hello@dtapclinic.com - Ear Wax Removal Clinic

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