At LycaHealth Orpington we offer a wax microsuction procedure to help remove earwax, debris or any foreign body dislodged in your ear that is causing discomfort or harm.
Microsuction is an effective and quick way of removing earwax build up or debris in the ear canal. A small tool is used to act as a hoover/suction that can go deep in the ear canal without causing any additional damage. This suction helps remove any dry earwax and excess earwax that could be causing blockage problems leading to ear infections.
A build up of earwax and debris in the ear can cause a lot of pain and can lead to the following symptoms:
There are many factors that can increase an earwax blockage, such as:
Our trained Audiologists can help ease the pain and treat the ears accordingly and microsuction is a non-invasive procedure that is a way of clearly identifying if the ear has any further issues or infections.
Microsuction is considered to be one of the safest ways of removing wax and debris from the ear canal. An Audiology professional will appropriately examine the ear to make sure it is suitable for microsuction and go through the process.
Microsuction is now the preferred method of wax removal due to the suction not touching the sensitive part of the ear or eardrum, so the risk is much lower for causing any damage.
Microsuction is also proven to be a quick and more effective procedure than an ear irrigation method.
Ear wax microsuction should not cause any pain in the ear canal, however due to the nature of your ear being a sensitive area of your body, some discomfort can be felt. Our Audiologist takes extra care when doing this procedure and will walk you through the process.
You can feel some discomfort and dizziness. Common side effects of having the suction can be feeling sick, dizzy and faint shortly after the procedure. This procedure can be very noisy.
Anyone who is experiencing ear-related issues will be appropriately assessed before microsuction is performed. IF you have an ear infection, sore/irritation of the ear or perforated eardrum, then you will not be able to have the procedure.
Microsuction in the ear requires for the patient to stay very still so if this would be an issue during the treatment then it is advised to avoid causing more damage.
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