Ear syringing: dealing with blockage of ears

The Standard UCU

BY ALEX TAREMWA 

Ear syringing is the act of removing earwax, dead skin or a foreign body by way of gentle flushing with warm water via a narrow nozzle attached to a custom-designed syringing device.

“Ear wax is normal and is produced to form a protective coating over the skin in the ear canal. Ears are normally self-cleaning. The movement of one’s jaws whilst eating and talking helps to move the wax along the canal where it will usually fall out naturally without one noticing,” Christine Waako, a Clinician at Allan Galpin Health Centre told The Standard .

The amount of ear wax produced varies from person to person.

However, some people produce excessive amounts which can lead to a blockage in the ear canal. One is likely to develop a blockage of wax in the canal if they:

  • Use cotton ear buds to clean the ear as this pushes…

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