The inner ear, especially the canal and eardrum, is very sensitive. Earwax buildup can easily cause damage to these structures over time. This can often affect your hearing in a bad way. Removing excess earwax with a technique called micro-suction earwax removal is the safest way to minimize the risk of damage to the ear.
Is it bad to candle your ears?
At its best, ear candling is a lousy way to remove wax. At its worst, it can cause serious harm to your ear. It’s also risky to hold a lit candle close to your face. Visiting your nearest audiology clinic for micro-suction earwax removal is by far the safest and most painless way to remove impacted earwax. Besides, candle wax may even drip into your ear canal, clog the passage, and make you lose your hearing for a while.
How do you know if your earwax is impacted?
Symptoms of earwax impaction include; Decreased hearing, dizziness, ear pain, or a plugged or fullness sensation. Other equally nasty symptoms may include ringing in the ear, itching or drainage from the ear canal. Your first port of call is your local audiology clinic. Only there will you receive the best diagnosis and treatment for your hearing condition. If necessary, the audiologist may need to treat your ear blockage using earwax micro-suction removal.
Is cleaning your ears with peroxide bad?
Hydrogen peroxide, although a common household substance, is highly oxidizing in nature. People may insert it into their ears to soften earwax so that it can drain out. However, excessive use of hydrogen peroxide can lead to irritation of the skin inside the ear, which may cause inflammation and earaches.
Should I clean my ears?
Ideally, no; your ear canals shouldn’t need cleaning. But if too much earwax builds up and starts to cause pain or hearing loss symptoms, or it keeps your doctor from doing a proper ear exam, you might have something called cerumen impaction. This means earwax has completely filled your ear canal and it can happen in one or both ears. Your doctor should send you to an audiology clinic nearby for treatment to remove the cerumen impaction. The technique they should employ should be using micro-suction, it’s by far the safest and most pain-free way to have impacted earwax removed.