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Did you know, that when you use typical ear cleaning methods, such as Q-Tips, you may actually be making your ears dirtier instead of cleaner? Tools such as Q-Tips, tend to push the earwax further into the ear canal instead of helping bring it out, and this can lead to increased ear infections, damage to the eardrum, and sinus and allergy problems. Having an Otolaryngologist perform this procedure and complete a comprehensive ear cleaning protocol is the best way to ensure it is done safely and efficiently, reducing your risk of long-term complications.
Earwax removal involves removing excess earwax from the ear canal and eardrum. Earwax is naturally produced by the body as a self-cleaning system for the ear canal. It is secreted to help catch dust and debris and prevent it from entering the canal and reaching the inner ear. Unwanted particles in the ear can lead to infection and cause unnecessary damage.
Because earwax is a naturally secreted bodily fluid, it is necessary to have some earwax, and for most people, the body secretes and eliminates the wax in appropriate amounts. For others however, this is not the case and it may be necessary to undergo ear cleaning procedures. There are several indicators that you may need to undergo earwax removal:
When you schedule ear cleaning at Houston Sinus & Allergy to undergo earwax removal, the procedure is typically quick and efficient and does not require general anaesthesia. Using a small, curved instrument, called a Curette, Dr. Nguyen will remove the earwax using suction, and inspect the ear during the procedure. If necessary, in addition, or as an alternative, he can also flush out the wax using a water pick or rubber-bulb syringe filled with warm water. While the procedure may be sightly uncomfortable, or feel unusual, it is not painful and Dr. Nguyen has years of experience in safely and efficiently completing ear cleaning treatments.
When it comes to undergoing earwax removal in Houston, Houston Sinus & Allergy offers a service like no other. We offer a high level of care and compassion to our patients and are dedicated to helping you receive the best treatment available. Not only are we committed to offering you the optimal service, but we are also dedicated to helping you feel better and get relief, and we won’t be happy with the job until you are.
Do you think you may qualify for earwax removal or need a professional ear cleaning? Get started by filling out the quote form and we will be in touch with you to book an appointment. If you’re unsure, simply reach out to us and we are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.