Ear Wax Removal

What is ear wax?

Formed in the outer ear canal, the natural wax our ears produce forms a defensive layer in the ear canal. As it is produced it then moves from the outer ear canal to the opening of the ear.

Earwax has several uses: protecting the ear canal against dust, dirt, bacteria, and foreign bodies. It also helps fight infection and prevents dry or itchy ears by moisturising the skin inside your ear.

Removal of ear wax

Your ears are self-cleaning, so there shouldn’t be any need to remove your earwax. However, if your body produces too much wax, it can cause issues such as muffled hearing.

It’s important to check that this isn’t being caused by any other conditions, such as an ear infection or something as simple as a common cold before you attempt to remove earwax.

How often should I remove ear wax?

Everyone develops different amounts of wax, and at different speeds. While some people need regular appointments to manage their earwax, others never experience any issues and don’t require any medical assistance.

If you’re worried about the amount of earwax your body is producing, it’s a good idea to contact your GP or local hearing health professional as they will be able to assess your ears. They will then recommend the best treatment for you.

What happens if earwax is not removed?

If your ears are producing normal amounts of earwax, nothing will likely happen if it isn’t removed. You shouldn’t need to remove earwax at all, as it acts as a natural barrier for your ear canal, trapping dust, dirt, and bacteria and preventing any injuries to the delicate area.

However, if you do have an excess or a buildup of earwax, if it’s not removed it can cause several symptoms such as irritation and hearing loss, while it can also become impacted.

Phoenix Pharmacy Ear Wax Removal in Bedford

Our pharmacists are highly trained in their field and use a state of the art technology to asses your ears and carry out ear wax removal.

Book your appointment at Phoenix Pharmacy Ear Clinic in Bedford today by contacting us, or use our booking form below: