Ear Health - Irrigation & Microsuction at the Wellness Pharmacy Tower Bridge
Why should I come in for ear syringing? An earwax build up is likely to be caused by the wax being pushed into the ear canal during cleaning with cotton buds. Although recognised by loss of hearing, there are other symptoms, which include coughing, itching, ringing and sometimes pain. Ear syringing itself involves using a flow of low-pressure water via a specialised ear irrigator to harmlessly remove the earwax blockage. Quick and painless, ear irrigation at the Wellness Pharmacy promises to have none of the hassle of waiting while catering to an important part of ear care. We’d also recommend you prepared your ear canals for the ear syringing, by using ear-drops to soften the wax (available from our pharmacy) for 3-7 days before the appointment.
Ear wax removal
Struggling to hear? Earwax syringing, also known as earwax irrigation, could be the answer. Your loss of hearing could be due to a build up of earwax called Cerumen (or more commonly called-earwax). Acting as a defence mechanism for the ear, the wax can unwillingly make your sense of hearing dulled. This is due to the process where the wax clears any and all debris out of the ear. Starting at the outer third of the ear canal and making its way outwards, the wax utilities its unique properties of being a natural lubricant, adhesive and antibacterial to defend the sensitive parts of the ear.
However, via a quick process of ear irrigation at the Wellness Pharmacy with a qualified, very experienced Pharmacist can easily solve the issue. You can purchase this service online. Contact us for appointment and further details.
Simple and Safe Microsuction Ear Cleaning, performed by your friendly Pharmacist.
The microsuction technique uses gentle suction to clean the ear of wax, dead skin, foreign objects and even infection, and is much safer and more comfortable than all other forms of ear cleaning, including syringing and irrigation. A small, thin probe is directed at the ear wax and/or infection discharge in the ear canal, and the gentle suction is applied to remove the blockage. With microsuction there is no need for pre-treatment, e.g. olive oil or ear drops.
2. Microscopic examination of the ear canals and ear drums
3. Gentle removal of the ear wax/infection with a surgical microsuction unit or Irrigation.
4. Microscopic re-examination and final checks
Ear Examination - Treatment for Otitis and Blocked Ears
Otitis Externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal, which is the tube between the outer ear and eardrum. Otitis externa is often referred to as "swimmer's ear" because repeated exposure to water can make the ear canal more vulnerable to inflammation. We can prescribe topical medications after examination and consultation.
Prescriptions for Ear Infections
Microsuction can clear the discharge associated with an ear infection to provide immediate relief. We can also take a swab to identify the pathology of the infection, and write a prescription for antibiotics to remove the infection at source, and we can supply you the appropriate medication within our Pharmacy.
Blocked Ears also known as "airplane ear," this condition occurs when the ear cannot properly pressurize due to the changing air pressure on an airplane. An ear infection may lead to an increase of fluid production, which may cause the ear to become clogged. This causes pain and the sensation of clogged ears. We can examine your ears with an otoscope and after consultation we can help you unblock your ears using a device that blows air into your nostril to equalise your pressure in the eustachian tube.
Ear irrigation itself involves using a flow of low-pressure water via a specialised ear irrigator to harmlessly remove the earwax blockage.
Microsuction is one of the safest methods to clean the ear. The nurse, doctor or audiologist treating you looks at your ear using a microscope. This magnifies the ear, making it easier to assess and t ...
Sometimes we get hard of hearing, or we feel really blocked either with too much wax or cold or through flying affecting pressure equalisation in our eustachian tubes. We offer a consultation and ear ...