Why is there wax in my ears?
Ear wax forms naturally via secretions from glands near the entrance of the ear canal. Ear wax when produced is drawn outwards like a very slow conveyor belt via the skins natural migration process (epithelial migration).
Typically it dries as it reaches the entrance of the ear canal and then drops or flakes out of the ear, often without you noticing. Wearing hearing aids or noise plugs, narrow or hairy ear canals, your diet and environmental factors can all exacerbate problematic build up of wax in the ear canal.
Having an ongoing issue with excessive wax in the ear canal is just the luck of the draw – some people never have any issues all their lives and for others it is an ongoing problem.
Do I need to use oil in my ears before attending your ear wax removal clinic?
Not really. Oil is historically recommended to soften wax for ear syringing / irrigation. It is generally not required prior to microsuction, which is our preferred method of removal and the ‘Gold Standard’. A small percentage of people need to be sent […]