What is Ear Wax?
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)?
Ear Wax Removal
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.
This clinic procedure usually takes between 15-20 minutes.
- 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.