What is Ear Wax ?

  Posted March 18, 2019

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What is Ear Wax?

Ear wax, also called cerumen, is made by the body to protect the ears. The ear wax has both lubricating and antibacterial properties.

Most of the time, the old ear wax is moved through the ear canal by motions from chewing and other jaw movements and as the skin of the ear canal grows from the inside out.

At that time, it reaches the outside of the ear and flakes off. Ear wax is produced in the outer part of the ear canal, not deep inside the ear.

The side effects of excessive earwax

We say that ear wax is impacted when it has built up in the ear canal to such a point that there may be signs that something is not quite right. It is important to note that, for most people, ears might never need cleaning—they are designed to clean themselves.

Ear wax buildup and blockages often happen when people use items like cotton swabs or bobby pins to try to clean their ears. This only pushes the ear wax farther into the ears and can also cause injury to the ear.

Complications of Ear Wax

If left untreated, excessive ear wax may cause symptoms of ear wax impaction to become worse. These symptoms might include hearing loss, ear irritation, etc. A build-up of ear wax might also make it difficult to see into the ear, which may result in potential problems going undiagnosed.

Some of the most common complications are:

  • Decreased hearing
  • Dizziness
  • Ear pain
  • Plugged or fullness sensation
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Itching or drainage from the ear canal

We offer different methods of Ear Wax Removal

Right across the UK, The Ear Wax Removal Specialists have teamed up with some of the best clinics to bring the very best range of wax removal services right to you.

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Carried out at one of our many convenient ear wax clinics across the UK or in your home.

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Safety is paramount and the procedure should always feel comfortable and pain free.

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