Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

What is Microsuction Earwax removal?

The Pharmacist will perform a FREE examination of your ears, using the Tympa system, which is a cutting-edge otoscope. This will determine the presence of wax. The pharmacist can then also show you pictures of the inside of your ears. (We will only charge you for the service if you have the ear wax removed).

If there is excessive ear wax, you will be asked to soften it using olive oil drops  or spray for 5-7 days, and then return for a private ear microsuction procedure. We use a suction method to gently remove ear wax from the ear canals. This method is considered to be safer and more comfortable than other ear wax removal methods such as irrigation or ear syringing.

Our trained members of the pharmacy team will gently insert a small suction probe into the ear and use low suction pressure to remove the ear wax. The procedure is performed under magnification with a bright LED light giving a clear view of the ear canal and eardrum.

Who is eligible for microsuction earwax removal?

Most adults can come in for the microsuction earwax removal service. However, if you have any of the below symptoms, we may recommend further assessment:

  • Earache
  • Ringing in the ears or tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Vertigo (sick or dizzy feeling)

Please note: It is important not to use your fingers or cotton buds to remove earwax as this can make things worse by compacting the wax, and push it further down the ear canal. Many patients feel relieved after getting their excess ear wax removed, with hearing often improving immediately.

If you would like further advice on ear wax removal, speak to your local Day Lewis pharmacist who will be able to give you more information about the treatment.

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal is only available at select Day Lewis Pharmacies.

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