Ear Microsuction

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About this service

What is ear microsuction? 

Ear microsuction is a procedure where ear wax is removed using a small vacuum to gently remove stubborn ear wax. At Allied Pharmacies, our service is completely painless and can be completed in just 30 minutes. If you are experiencing a build-up of ear wax that is causing uncomfortable symptoms, we can help! 


How does the microsuction machine work?  

When you come to your appointment at one of your nearest Allied Pharmacies, our team will use the worlds’ first all-in-one ear and hearing healthcare assessment device. This machine is provided by TympaHealth and is a high-definition digital otoscopy system that provides a hearing screening test and removes wax and debris from your ear. 


Are there any side effects from ear microsuction? 

Our procedures for ear wax removal are conducted by a professional - which is the safest way for ear wax to be removed. However, here are some potential side effects that can happen from microsuction 

  • Grazing in the ear canal due to the skin becoming sensitive 
  • Dizziness because of the cool air from the microsuction 
  • Coughing can occur as the nerve that causes the throat to cough lies close to the ear canal 
  • Discomfort if you are having the procedure due to an infection 


What do I need to do before-and-after my appointment? 

In preparation for your appointment, begin to soften the ear wax in your ears using olive oil. For optimal results, our expert team suggests Earol spray. You should complete this process two to three days before the procedure and apply twice a day. 

To prevent any infection occurring (post treatment), our team will advise you to keep your ears dry for the next 24 hours. This includes avoiding water getting into your ears whilst bathing, showering, or swimming. Further prevention includes fortnightly spraying your ear with olive oil to stop a build-up of compacted ear wax in the ear canal. 


What is the difference between ear syringing vs microsuction? 

Ear syringing (otherwise known as ear irrigation) is the process of flushing ear wax out of your ear with water. However, this service is not as safe as ear microsuction. Whilst both procedures are conducted by professionals, ear irrigation can potentially cause an infection, which would require further treatment. At Allied Pharmacies, we offer the safest and most effective service for ear wax cleaning!  


Do Allied Pharmacies provide ear wax removal microsuction service? 

Indeed, at Allied Pharmacies we do offer ear microsuction as a service. Our expert team are on-hand to answer any queries you may have regarding the procedure or any worries you may have if you have a recent history of ear surgery, ear drum perforation or ear canal trauma.  

Our accredited team are here to help you make the best decision for your ear health. All you need to do is find an Allied Pharmacy near you that offers ear microsuction and book an appointment today! 

Locations offering this service

Allied Pharmacy - Mesnes Street

91a Mesnes Street, Wigan,

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Allied Pharmacy - Upton Rocks

Fir Park Medical Centre, Lanark Gardens, Widnes

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Alsager Pharmacy

25 Lawton Road, Stoke on Trent,

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