Ear Wax

There is evidence that oiling and also self-irrigation can work well for a significant number of patients. Simply visit the your local pharmacy for some olive oil to self treat the ear wax.

The practice now encourages Self-treatment of ear wax however please do not attempt to self–treat if any of the following apply to you:

  • Pain in the ear
  • A history of ear drum perforation in the affected ear
  • A recent history of an ear infection in the affected ear
  • Symptoms of infection in the ear – usually pain or a smelly discharge
  • If you have an offensive discharge or bleeding from the ear (this may mean you have an ear infection)
  • If you only have one hearing ear which is the affected ear
  • Previous ear surgery on the affected ear
  • Sudden deafness or buzzing
  • Foreign bodies in the ear
  • Dizziness

If you experience any of the above, you should seek advice from your GP or Practice Nurse.


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