EAR WAX

Condition and Symptoms

Also known as cerumen, it is a yellowish, waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection against bacteria, fungi, insects and water.


Some people regularly get blocked ears because they naturally produce a lot of earwax. 


Other factors that can increase the risk of too much earwax include:


  • producing naturally hard or dry earwax;

  • having narrow or hairy ear canals (being elderly);

  • earwax becomes drier with age. 


Earwax can also block your ear if you frequently insert objects into your ear canal, such as cotton buds (which should not be used to clean the ears), ear plugs or hearing aids.


Treatment

Mrs Bentley has several techniques to painlessly and effectively remove the wax including micro-suctioning which can be performed in her clinic.

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