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Ear Irrigation

Ear irrigation, if booking this appointment, oil or drops must be applied for 5 days, to soften wax

  • 1 h
  • 55 British pounds
  • High Street

Service Description

Ear wax removal by irrigation has all but replaced the old fashioned technique of ear syringing. It is a far safer and more effective water method of ear cleaning. It uses an electronic ear irrigation machine to remove ear wax. The machine contains a storage reservoir unit for water and a hand-held nozzle which gently pumps water into the ear canal at a controlled and steady rate. The water breaks down and dislodges the ear wax build-up, it then flushes the ear wax out of the canal and it is captured in a flask called a noots tank or ear cup. Please note that ear irrigation is not appropriate if you have: A perforated eardrum, or if you have had a perforation in the last 12 months. Previously had problems with irrigation, such as pain in your ear or severe vertigo. Have a discharge of mucus from your ear or have had an ear infection in the preceding two months. Have recurring or persistent infections of the ear canal. You have had any ear surgery (apart from cases of extruded grommets which had come out at least 18 months beforehand) had a middle ear infection (otitis media) in the past six weeks. Pain-Free and Quick: Irrigation is totally comfortable and in most cases, the ear wax blockage is removed in minutes Most of our clinics offer the irrigation method of earwax removal for people who are more comfortable with it and for situations that require it. The procedure is undertaken with a spray type ear wash machine or hand held manual spray wash bottle, which is commonly used in the medical setting. The irrigation solution is carefully warmed to body temperature for comfort. Ear irrigation involves using a pressurised flow of water to remove the build-up of ear wax. This is a straightforward procedure where a controlled flow of water, at body temperature, is squirted into the ear through a purpose-made machine (an electronic ear irrigator) or spray wash bottle. To ensure that the ear cannot be damaged, the electronic irrigator has a variable pressure control so that irrigation can begin at the lowest pressure. Under the gentle force of the water, the ear wax is softened and dislodged and the wax is carried out of the ear. This is why the term ‘irrigation’ is used, as opposed to ‘syringing’ which is a different and outdated method by which the ear wax was literally ‘syringe

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations that are made with less then 24 hours notice will be billed at 50% of the appointment and no shows will be billed at 100% of the appointment

Contact Details

  • 198 High Street, Sheerness ME12 1UN, UK

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