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Ear Health Assessment (18+ only)

  • 1 hour
  • 55 British pounds
  • Charles Street

Service Description

This service is for 16+ only. Under 16's will need to see their GP for treatment. Earwax bulid up is a normal process and has properties that help to clean the ear canal. Earwax usually falls out on its own. If it does not and blocks your ear, put 2 to 3 drops of medical grade olive or almond oil in your ear 3 to 4 times a day. Do this for 3 to 5 days. If there is no change, a qualified clinician can help to remove the wax or refer onto more specialised support. How you can treat earwax build-up yourself: It is recommended you use a dropper while lying your head on one side for a few minutes to let the oil work its way through your ear canal(s). You may find it easier to do this first thing in the morning and then just before you go to sleep. Symptoms of earwax build-up include: Hearing loss Earache or a feeling that your ears are blocked Ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus) Vertigo (feeling dizzy and sick) Important: Do not use your fingers or any objects like cotton buds to remove earwax. This will push it in and make it worse. Causes of earwax build-up A build-up of earwax can happen if: you have narrow or damaged ear canals you have lots of hair in your ear canals you have a skin condition affecting your scalp or around your ear you have inflammation of your ear canal (otitis externa or "swimmer’s ear")


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