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Ear Health-Check and Irrigation

An electronic ear irrigator is used; it involves a pressurised flow of warm water that removes the build-up of ear wax. The irrigator has variable pressure control so that irrigation can be performed at the minimum pressure. A controlled flow of warm water will be squirted into your ear canal to flush out the ear wax and any other particles. Ear irrigation is a painless procedure. Ear Irrigation – What You Need To Know Ear wax is a normal body secretion, providing protection against infection and dust particles. The ear is self-cleaning, and wax works its way out naturally. Never use cotton wool buds to clean inside your ears, they irritate the delicate skin inside the ear canal, also pushes wax back into the ear compacting it.

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Prior to having your ear irrigation you need to complete the following for a minimum of 7 nights prior to your appointment: To minimise risk of injury, the wax must be softened with ear drops for at least 7 days. Olive oil drops are well tolerated in most people. The drops should be used twice a day Lie down with affected ear uppermost. Using a dropper/pipette, instill 2-3 drops (up to 5 ml) of pharmacy grade olive oil (not from kitchen) at room temperature into the ear canal. Remain lying down for 5-10 minutes. It’s ideal to instill olive oil on affected ear at night then lay/sleep on unaffected ear. If putting olive oil in both ears, you may find it easier to do alternate ears on alternate nights. Repeat this procedure daily for at least 7 nights prior to ear irrigation appointment. The procedure: We will go through your case history regarding your ear health. A thorough ear examination will then be carried out, which involves looking into your ear canal with an otoscope. You will then be asked to sit holding a paper cup under your ear to catch the water as it runs out of your ear carrying the particles and wax with it. We will then dry your ear and check it again for completeness. Ear Irrigation is not risk free Irrigation is not recommended within 2 weeks of flying Partial blockage of the ear only requires irrigation if you wear a hearing aid and/or need a special examination. Ear Irrigation can cause damage to the ear If you ever had surgery to your ears or had a perforated ear drum, you must tell us before the procedure. If you are very prone to ear infections then again, you must tell us.
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Clare is a structural osteopath, and has experience in craniosacral osteopathy, visceral osteopathy, functional and harmonic techniques to suit the individual patient needs.
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Clare Finch

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An electronic ear irrigator is used; it involves a pressurised flow of warm water that removes the build-up of ear wax. The irrigator has variable pressure control so that irrigation can be performed at the minimum pressure. A controlled flow of warm water will be squirted into your ear canal to flush out the ear wax and any other particles. Ear irrigation is a painless procedure. Ear Irrigation – What You Need To Know Ear wax is a normal body secretion, providing protection against infection and dust particles. The ear is self-cleaning, and wax works its way out naturally. Never use cotton wool buds to clean inside your ears, they irritate the delicate skin inside the ear canal, also pushes wax back into the ear compacting it.

Our Ear Health-Check

and Irrigation

Practitioners

Ear Health-Check

and Irrigation

Prior to having your ear irrigation you need to complete the following for a minimum of 7 nights prior to your appointment: To minimise risk of injury, the wax must be softened with ear drops for at least 7 days. Olive oil drops are well tolerated in most people. The drops should be used twice a day Lie down with affected ear uppermost. Using a dropper/pipette, instill 2-3 drops (up to 5 ml) of pharmacy grade olive oil (not from kitchen) at room temperature into the ear canal. Remain lying down for 5-10 minutes. It’s ideal to instill olive oil on affected ear at night then lay/sleep on unaffected ear. If putting olive oil in both ears, you may find it easier to do alternate ears on alternate nights. Repeat this procedure daily for at least 7 nights prior to ear irrigation appointment. The procedure: We will go through your case history regarding your ear health. A thorough ear examination will then be carried out, which involves looking into your ear canal with an otoscope. You will then be asked to sit holding a paper cup under your ear to catch the water as it runs out of your ear carrying the particles and wax with it. We will then dry your ear and check it again for completeness. Ear Irrigation is not risk free Irrigation is not recommended within 2 weeks of flying Partial blockage of the ear only requires irrigation if you wear a hearing aid and/or need a special examination. Ear Irrigation can cause damage to the ear If you ever had surgery to your ears or had a perforated ear drum, you must tell us before the procedure. If you are very prone to ear infections then again, you must tell us.
Patient-centred healthcare to improve your quality of life
93 Lynn Rd, Downham Market, PE38 9QE
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Contact Us
Clare is a structural osteopath, and has experience in craniosacral osteopathy, visceral osteopathy, functional and harmonic techniques to suit the individual patient needs.
More about Clare More about Clare

Clare Finch

Book Now Book Now

Our Multidisciplinary Team

are Here to Offer You the

Most Efficient and Effective

Diagnosis and Treatment

Plan Suited to Your Needs

and Optimal Wellbeing