Ear Syringing

Ear syringing is not routinely performed, as it can exacerbate wax build up for future episodes as well as increase the risk of infection. However if it is necessary to syringe, the Practice Nurse will perform the procedure. She will firstly need to examine the ears to assess whether the wax requires softening with drops, or if there is an infection that requires treatment. Syringing can only take place once the wax has been softened to prevent trauma to the ear and minimise discomfort.

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