The Ultimate Guide to Looking After your Ear Health

The Ultimate Guide to Looking After your Ear Health

When it comes to our ears, it can be easy to forget about them, as they are often out of sight and out of mind. However, looking after your ear health is important. This is because a build-up of earwax can lead to symptoms such as hearing loss. If you do not know where to start, Colecross Pharmacy is here to help. We have compiled this ultimate guide, including the Dos and Don’ts of ear health, as well as how you can access our earwax removal in Chelmsford, Essex.

The Do’s and Don’ts of ear health


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DO NOT clean your ears with cotton buds

Generally, you should not clean your own ears! This is because your ears clean themselves; in the event that they do not, it is best to see a medical professional. Using objects such as cotton buds that you have at home actually pushes the wax further in. This can even cause damage to your ear drum or ear canal.

DO NOT use candles or vacuums for removal

Essentially, there is no evidence that these methods get rid of earwax, so they are not generally recommended.

DO NOT scratch your ears

If your ears are itchy, you should not scratch inside the ear or try and poke anything inside them to stop the itching. Often, itching is caused by a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis. However, itching can also be a symptom of an excessive earwax build-up.

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DO use ear drops before an ear-related appointment

According to the NHS, there is no way to actively prevent earwax. This is because it exists to protect your ears from germs and dirt. However, you can use eardrops over the course of a few days to help soften it. This should, in turn, help prevent blockages.

DO see a medical professional if it gets worse

An excessive amount of earwax is ordinarily nothing to be worried about. However, you should visit a medical professional if:

– Your ear is badly blocked and you are unable to hear anything
– Your symptoms haven’t cleared after 5 days

This is because you can get an ear infection if the wax has not been cleared. If you visit us in-store, we will be able to offer advice and treatment recommendations to suit your needs.

You can find out more about symptoms you should look out for in our previous blog post:

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DO get Microsuction Earwax Removal in Chelmsford, Essex

If you are suffering from an excessive earwax build-up, we are here to help. We offer a safe, painless ear microsuction procedure.

What is Microsuction Earwax Removal in Chelmsford, Essex?

Firstly, we will remove some of the wax to run tests. This will allow us to determine any potential hearing issues that require referral for further treatment. Following this, you will generally then be recommended to have our Microsuction procedure. This involves inserting a low-pressure suction probe into your ear to remove excess earwax.

Further information regarding our earwax removal service can be found on our service page:

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This blog post was written on behalf of Colecross Pharmacy by Carla Moore from Pharmacy Mentor.