Waxsol vs Microsuction
Waxsol makes wax harder to remove
Waxsol is often recommended by doctors and pharmacists to soften ear wax, making for easier removal. However, we’ve found that it actually makes the earwax tougher to remove. This is because Waxsol is a water-based solution that changes earwax to a thin, sludgy consistency, which can smear over the walls of the canal and the eardrum itself. Imagine trying to remove peanut butter from a narrow tube. This would be more difficult than removing a soft ball of wax.
Waxsol may be irritating to the ear
In preparation for your micro-suction treatment, we recommend you soften your earwax with olive oil prior to your visit. There is no need to purchase any softening agents from the pharmacy, simply use the olive oil in your pantry! That’s right – the oil you cook with! Not only is it natural and cost-effective, it also softens wax perfectly. Just don’t use it in conjunction with any other drops or if you have a hole in your eardrum.
Olive Oil vs Waxsol
In preparation for your microscution treatment, we recommend you soften your earwax with olive oil. That’s right – the stuff in your pantry that you use for cooking is much better at softening earwax than anything you’ll find in the chemist. It works naturally and doesn’t introduce water into the canal. However, don’t use it in conjunction with other drops or if you have a perforation.
What is Microsuction?
Microsuction is a gentle, professional, water-free procedure to remove ear wax, dry skin, foreign bodies and infective debris from your ears.
Binocular glasses and suction is used by trained Ear Nurses to clean your ear canal. This is the same method used by Ear Nose & Throat Specialist doctors. Ear suction is carried out with a small sucker attached to a low-pressure suction machine that works like a gentle vacuum cleaner. The nurse may also use fine instruments, such as tiny forceps and spoons, to help remove wax.
FEES & Charges
|Ear examination and consultation fee of both ears:||$140|
|Goverment Pension/DVA/Health Care Card holders:|| $130|
(not Seniors Card)
Taking Care Of Your Ears
It is normal for ears to contain wax. Ears are also self-cleaning! The skin cells within your canal work like a conveyor belt to move the wax out.
BUT using cotton buds, swimming regularly and other behaviors such as frequent headphone use can affect your ear’s ability to clean itself.
That is why some people are more prone to blockages than others. It could also be genetic – things like narrow or curvy canals, lots of hair, and skin conditions can cause wax to build up.
Being exposed to dusty and loud environments can also cause blocked ears. Because of this we see a lot of tradesmen, construction site workers, swimmers, surfers, and musicians.