Ear Wax Removal In Dubai

Ear wax, also called cerumen, is a thick brown, greyish waxy substance in the ear canal, secreted by special glands in the ear. It has both lubricating and antibacterial properties, but its excess buildup can block the ear canal and cause hearing loss, ear canal irritation, constant buzzing sound in the ear, and more symptoms.

Ear wax can be removed in many ways, but we recommend you to seek a safe ear wax removal in Dubai by experts only. 

How does Earwax build up?

Special glands in the ear make secretions that combine with dead skin cells, hair, and water and form earwax. Slowly, it grows and pushes itself into the inner part of your ear canal or the canal’s entrance, making it compressed and caky. The jaw movement also helps the earwax move through the canal.

Who is more likely to experience earwax buildup?

The following people are more likely to experience earwax buildup.

  • People using earplugs, earbuds, or hearing aids.
  • People with excess hair growth in the ear (auricular hypertrichosis) or a certain skin condition like eczema and psoriasis.
  • People who prick ears with a sharp object, finger, pencil, etc.
  • People who insert dirty or damp cotton swabs in their ears or do so roughly.
  • Older people
  • People with developmental disabilities.
  • People with thin, crooked, or improperly shaped ear canals 

What are the possible complications of earwax buildup and blockage?

Ear wax build-up manifests mild symptoms. But when untreated, it may cause the following complications:

What are the symptoms of earwax buildup and blockage?

Symptoms of earwax build-up include:

Precautions while cleaning ear wax at home

Cleaning ear wax at home should be avoided and done by experts only. However, you can cleanse the outside of the middle ear with hygienic and medically approved cotton swabs. You must be more diligent while cleaning the ear wax of kids, as sometimes it might be necessary.

Cleaning ear wax in children

Children who have too much ear wax often complain of reduced hearing or ear canal blockage. Use only a washcloth to wipe the outside of their ears. Avoid cleaning their ears with cotton swabs or oil pulling. If the clogs remain unclear or the child complains of pain, irritation, or other symptoms, contact an ENT specialist.

Cleaning ear wax in older adults

Older adults who wear hearing aids are more prone to wax build-up. Earwax buildup can cause significant hearing loss if untreated for very long. 

Ear wax removal treatments

Dr. Peter Baptista will check your ear canal with a scope. He will closely observe the thickness of the ear canal and then suggest an appropriate ear wax removal treatment in Dubai. He might put in a special ear drop to loosen the wax residue in the canal so that it comes out easily.

From the latest to traditional or commonly used orders, here are some ear wax removal treatments.

Microsuction ear cleaning

During the procedure, the doctor uses a tiny vacuum that uses suction to dislodge and remove ear wax gently.

 It can be chosen when:

The micro-suction technique has the following benefits.

Alternatively, here are some more approaches to earwax treatment in Dubai.

Earwax Softeners

Dr. Peter will prescribe over-the-counter (OTC) ear drops to soften your earwax at home. These eardrops are specially designed to exfoliate and clear earwax.

Ear Irrigation

It is the process of cleansing the ear canal and the outer ear with the saline and antiseptic mixture to flush out earwax. Dr. Peter has vast experience in doing safe and painless ear irrigation.

Manual Techniques

The doctor uses a small, curved instrument-a curette, to remove earwax manually. The doctor sees the canal through a microscope, assesses the canal depth and thickness, and inserts the curette optimally to take earwax. This has to be performed by an expert ENT specialist because otherwise, the curette may push the ear wax deeper or harm the ear internally.

How to prevent earwax buildup?

The earwax build-up is natural and cannot be avoided. So you can take the following precautions to manage your earwax buildup safely.

  • Don’t prick your ears with sharp objects, fingers, or pencils. 
  • Clean only the outer ear with medically approved cotton swabs only.
  • Choose an ENT specialist to clean rigid earwax buildup.

Dr. Peter Baptista is one of the most revered ENT specialists in Dubai. He has been an expert in doing clinical ear wax removal for several years. So for safe and effective ear wax removal in Dubai, choose Dr. Peter Baptista.

Frequently Asked Questions

An excessive buildup of earwax often causes blocked ears. Other factors contributing to blocked ears include ear infections, foreign objects lodged in the ear canal, allergies, and changes in air pressure.

If earwax is not removed, it can cause discomfort and reduce hearing ability. In some cases, it can also lead to infections and other complications.

The symptoms of too much earwax include ear pain, ear ringing, difficulty hearing, dizziness, and a feeling of fullness in the ear.

If you are dealing with any of the symptoms of too much earwax or have a history of earwax buildup, you may need earwax removal. However, it is always best to consult a doctor or audiologist to determine if earwax removal is necessary.

If done incorrectly, earwax removal can cause damage to the ear canal, eardrum, or hearing bones. Therefore, it is important to have earwax removal performed by a trained professional.

You should see a doctor for safe earwax removal if you have a history of ear problems, are experiencing any symptoms of earwax buildup, have an ear infection, or are unsure how to properly remove earwax. A doctor can safely and effectively remove earwax using specialized tools and techniques.