What is ear wax?
Ear wax is a natural substance that forms in your ears. It is made of dead skin cells, bacteria, dirt and other debris. Ear wax serves to protect the delicate inner ear from foreign objects. However, if you have a build up of ear wax it can cause ear infections, earaches, hearing loss and even dizziness.
How does ear wax form?
Ear wax forms when your body naturally sheds dead skin cells, dirt and other debris from the inside of your ear canal. This process occurs approximately every 3 to 4 months. The ear canal is lined with hair follicles, which means that hair grows inside the ear. This causes the ear to produce ear wax. The hair follicles also help keep the ear clean by trapping dirt and debris. When the hair follicles shed, they leave behind the dead skin cells, dirt and debris. The ear then produces ear wax to trap this material.
Why do I need to remove ear wax?
If you have an excessive build up of ear wax, it can clog the ear canal and cause ear infections, earaches and hearing loss. If you do not remove ear wax, it will continue to build up and eventually cause permanent damage to the ear.
How do I remove ear wax?
There are many different methods for removing ear wax. One of the most popular methods is to use an ear microsuction system. Ear microsuction is a non-invasive procedure that uses a vacuum tube to suck out ear wax. You can remove the tube in less than 5 minutes. Once the ear wax is removed, the tube is removed as well. There are many different types of ear microsuction systems available. Some of these systems are disposable and some are reusable.
You may also be able to remove ear wax using cotton swabs or a Q-tip. However, these methods are not as effective as the ear microsuction system.
What are the benefits of ear microsuction?
- â€¢ Minimizes the risk of infection
- â€¢ Minimizes the pain associated with ear wax removal
- â€¢ Less expensive than other methods
- â€¢ No anesthesia is required
- â€¢ Can be done at home or office
- â€¢ Does not require a visit to the doctor’s office
- â€¢ Can be done in less than 5 minutes
Are there any side effects to ear microsuction?
Not really. However, there are some side effects associated with ear wax removal. The most common side effect is temporary mild discomfort. The ear microsuction device itself does not cause any discomfort.
Should I remove ear wax every 3 to 4 months?
It depends on how often you develop ear wax. If you have frequent ear wax buildup, you should remove ear wax more frequently. However, if you have infrequent ear wax buildup, you may be able to wait until your next scheduled appointment to remove ear wax.