How do I prepare my child before the appointment?

Once you have your appointment, please apply olive oil drops the night prior to appointment. DO NOT apply drops if your child has an ear infection, grommets, ear pain, or a hole in the eardrum. (If your child has ear pain please make an appointment with your GP).

Softening with oil before microsuction lubricates the canal and softens wax. It’s important to apply olive oil drops to your child’s ears the night before the appointment. If you have difficulty applying the oil drops, the best time to try is at night when your child is asleep.

Don’t worry if you have been using another product or have forgotten to apply the oil; just come in for your appointment.