Ear Wax Removal

The body produces earwax, also known as cerumen, to protect the ears. Ear wax is antimicrobial and lubricating at the same time. Most of the time, old ear wax travels through the ear canal due to jaw actions. It flecks off by the time it reaches the outer part of the ear.

Cause of earwax 

Earwax buildup can occur in any age group of people. Thus, everybody can opt for earwax removal as well. It is one of the most common ear problems spotted by doctors.

Generally, one gets to experience this impaction when the wax gets deeper in the ear canal. It is estimated that around 10% of children experience this. And almost 5% of adults are prone to earwax blockage. Although it is more likely to happen to those:

  • Who use earbuds, hearing aids, or earplugs
  • With excessive ear hair
  • Who have specific skin conditions
  • Who put cotton swabs-like items into the ears
  • Who have reached a certain age
  • Who suffers from developmental disabilities
  • Who has oddly-shaped ear canals that bother the natural wax removal process
Symptoms of earwax

It is crucial to match up the symptoms before getting an ear wax removal. The inside section of the human ear is immensely sensitive. Thus you need to make sure that you encounter the below-mentioned situations:

  • A feeling of fullness inside the ear
  • Sudden pain
  • Difficulty in hearing
  • Ringing sensations
  • Itchiness
  • Evidencing unusual discharges or odor
  • Dizziness
Complications of earwax

Just like other sections of your body, your ear needs special attention. Ignoring the earwax buildup factors can lead to several consequences. One can experience ear infections if delayed to get treatment. The condition can further spread to the lower section of the skull. And can lead to issues like cranial paralysis or meningitis.

If the earwax is pushed deep down against the tympanic membrane or eardrum, it can also cause vertigo. This particular symptom results in nausea. Sometimes patients also experience a sensation of movement while standing still. 

How can 7DMC help?

There are indeed several home remedies available for earwax removal all over the internet. But it is always better to rush to the professionals. We in 7DMC provide you with the most trustworthy and safest medical advice and treatment for earwax. 

Initially, our experts diagnose with an otoscope or auriscope to examine your ear. It helps to determine if it got impacted anyway due to the blockage. In case there is a dire need for immediate treatment, they go with the following methods:

  • Ear Drops: Ear drops are recommended to soften the wax. It will make the removal process more accessible. Our doctors prescribe to use it at room temperature. 
  • Ear Irrigations: If no results are gained from ear drops, then arrives the method of irrigation. Doctors here apply a high-pressure flow of aqua to dislodge and remove the wax from the ear canal.
  • Manual Removal: Microsuction is also performed in some cases. Generally, instruments are used here to suck the wax out. The entire process is done manually by the doctor himself using some basic tools.

We aim to provide complete satisfaction for our patients. And guarantee a healthy and clean ear with clear hearing after the treatment.