Purefeets Earwax removal service using Tympa, a safe and effective way of ear wax removal in the comfort of your own home using the latest technology and the Typma microsuction unit. This procedure is carried out by specially trained earwax removal professionals
What is Earwax
Earwax, scientifically known as cerumen, is a waxy substance produced by the ceruminous glands in the ear canal. It is a natural and necessary secretion that plays a vital role in protecting and maintaining the health of the ear.
Earwax is composed of a combination of dead skin cells, hair, secretions from the ceruminous glands, and other substances. It varies in color and consistency, ranging from yellowish to brown and from soft and sticky to dry and flaky. The characteristics of earwax can differ among individuals due to genetic factors and environmental influences. The Tympa microsuction unit allows us to remove this earwax while still understanding the Purpose of Earwax our Egham, Staines and Ashford team can help relieve any earwax issues.
Why do we get Earwax
Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. It serves several important functions in the ear:
Lubrication: It helps moisturize and lubricate the skin in the ear canal, preventing dryness, itching, and irritation, sometimes earwax can become old and dry counteracting this need.
Protection: Earwax acts as a protective barrier, shielding the delicate structures of the ear from dust, debris, insects, and microorganisms that may enter the ear canal.
Cleansing: The sticky consistency of earwax traps dirt, dust, and foreign particles, preventing them from reaching deeper into the ear. As new skin cells are produced, the old wax gradually moves outwards, carrying away trapped debris sometimes the earwax is unable to move outwards meaning help may be needed.
Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties: Earwax contains natural antimicrobial substances that help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi in the ear canal, reducing the risk of infections.
Dependent on the type of earwax a person has is largely determined by genetics and does not indicate any significant difference in ear health or function.
Understanding the nature and purpose of earwax is essential for proper ear care and maintaining a healthy auditory system. While it is natural for earwax to accumulate in the ear canal, excessive buildup can lead to discomfort, hearing problems, and increased risk of ear infections. please contact us if this seems to be affecting you and we can see how we can help.
Signs I may need my ears checked
Excess earwax, also known as cerumen, is a common condition that can cause various signs and symptoms. Here are some signs and symptoms associated with excess earwax:
Earache: A feeling of discomfort or pain in the ear or ears.
Reduced hearing: Excess earwax can block the ear canal and interfere with sound transmission, effecting the way we hear
Tinnitus: The perception of ringing, buzzing, or other sounds in the ear without an external source. Excess earwax can contribute to tinnitus and can be very uncomfortable.
Ear fullness or a plugged sensation: A feeling that the ear is clogged or full.
Itching: Itchiness inside the ear canal can be a symptom of excess earwax.
Dizziness or vertigo: In some cases, excessive earwax can affect the balance organs in the inner ear, leading to a sensation of dizziness or spinning.
Coughing: Sometimes, stimulating the ear canal due to the presence of excess earwax can trigger a reflex cough.
Odour or discharge: If the earwax becomes impacted or infected, it may cause a foul odour or discharge from the ear.
Ear infections: Excess earwax can create a favourable environment for bacterial or fungal growth, increasing the risk of ear infections.
It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Methods of earwax removal
Over the years earwax removal has evolved with many great and safe methods including some that can be risky that do not work.
Cotton Swabs: readily available and probably the most common way for earwax removal in the UK, the cotton swab has now been pushed a side as risky due to not removing wax, instead pushing it further into the ear and compressing it.
Earwax Softening Drops: Great to help remove stubborn earwax, this tool however will require help ounce the earwax is softened and may cause temporary discomfort while in use.
Ear Irrigation: very common in the health industry now and to be known for its safety at flushing earwax out with minimal discomfort, mostly performed by trained healthcare professionals and GP's.
Ear Candling: This is not recommended or effective and may cause injury
Microsuction: Lets discuss why we have chosen to offer this method of earwax removal
for our clients, performed by trained healthcare professionals using a microscope
and suction device allowing for precise control minimising damage to the ear
drum or ear canal. Microsuction can be used without the softening of earwax
and suitable for those with ear tubes and perforated eardrums. Purefeet healthcare
professionals offer this service on a mobile basis covering Egham, Staines Ashford and surrounding areas.
Where can I get my ear wax treatmentPurefeet come to you and can perform this procedure at your own home. we can also arrange for you to come to our mobile clinic and will inform you when the clinic is at a location nearer to you. Please call 07932630969 for any questions
Do i need to do anything before my earwax removal appointmentWe would ask you apply olive oil drops to the ears at lease 1 week before the appointment 3 to 4 times daily, this is to soften the earwax making it easier for suction.
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We cover a wide area in surrey and Hampshire on a mobile basis meaning we come to you, however we also have one of the UK's first mobile clinic and will be at different locations depending on time and day. please call fore further information on where we will be.